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Gauze, Garments of

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One of the fine items associated with Jerusalem socialites (Isaiah 3:23 , NRSV). The meaning of the underlying Hebrew is debated. The sense is either a gauze garment (NRSV; interpreted as a revealing garment, TEV; scarves of gauze, REB) or a mirror (hand mirror, NAS). The KJV has glasses in the sense of looking glasses. At this time a mirror would be a piece of polished metal. At Isaiah 8:1 the Hebrew word translated as gauze garment (or mirror) is translated as (writing) tablet.

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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.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Gauze, Garments of'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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