of a garment, the fringe of a garment. The Jews attached much importance to these, because of the regulations in Numbers 15:38 Numbers 15:39 . These borders or fringes were in process of time enlarged so as to attract special notice ( Matthew 23:5 ). The hem of Christ's garment touched ( 9:20 ; 14:36 ; Luke 8:44 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Hem". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".