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Silk

Silk [N] [S]

Heb. demeshek, "damask," silk cloth manufactured at Damascus, Amos 3:12 . A.V., "in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch;" RSV, "in the corner of a couch, and on the silken cushions of a bed" (marg., "in Damascus on a bed").

Heb. meshi, ( Ezekiel 16:10 Ezekiel 16:13 , rendered "silk"). In Genesis 41:42 (marg. A.V.), Proverbs 31:22 (RSV, "fine linen"), the word "silk" ought to be "fine linen."

Silk was common in New Testament times ( Revelation 18:12 ).

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.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Silk. [N] [E]

The only undoubted notice of silk in the Bible occurs in ( Revelation 18:12 ) where it is mentioned among the treasures of the typical Babylon. It is however, in the highest degree probable that the texture was known to the Hebrews from the time that their commercial relations were extended by Solomon. The well-known classical name of the substance does not occur in the Hebrew language.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Silk'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.