Handkerchief [N]

Only once in Authorized Version ( Acts 19:12 ). The Greek word (sudarion) so rendered means properly "a sweat-cloth." It is rendered "napkin" in John 11:44 ; 20:7 ; Luke 19:20 .

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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

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


han'-ker-chif (soudarion):

A loan-word from the Latin sudarium, found in plural in Acts 19:12, soudaria; compare sudor, "perspiration"; literally, "a cloth used to wipe off perspiration." Elsewhere it is rendered "napkin" (Luke 19:20; John 11:44; 20:7), for which see DRESS; NAPKIN.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HANDKERCHIEF'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.