The ring was regarded as an indispensable article of a Hebrews attire, inasmuch as it contained his signet. It was hence the symbol of authority. ( Genesis 41:42 ; Esther 3:10 ) Rings were worn not only by men, but by women. ( Isaiah 3:21 ) We may conclude from ( Exodus 28:11 ) that the rings contained a stone engraven with a device or with the owners name. The custom appears also to have prevailed among the Jews of the apostolic age. ( James 2:2 )
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ring'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".