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This word is used to translate various Hebrew words and may describe (1) the opening for the head in a garment (Exodus 28:32 NIV; Job 30:18 ; Psalm 133:2 NIV), (2) a decorative ornament around the necks of the Midianite Kings (NRSV) or their camels ( Judges 8:26 ; see Proverbs 1:9 ; Song of Song of Solomon 4:9 ), (3) stocks or a pillory used to restrain a person (Jeremiah 29:26 NRSV, NAS), and (4) a shackle of iron placed around the neck of a prisoner ( Psalm 105:18 NRSV, REB, TEV).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Collar'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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