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". .