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Mentioned only in Mark 6:9 and Acts 12:8 . The sandal was simply a sole, made of wood or palm-bark, fastened to the foot by leathern straps. Sandals were also made of seal-skin (Ezek. 16:10 ; lit. tahash, "leather;" A.V., "badger's skin;" RSV, "sealskin," or marg., "porpoise-skin"). (See SHOE .)

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Sandals". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .