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The most common fabric used in the Ancient Near East. It was spun from the flax plant and bleached before being woven into clothing, bedding, curtains, and burial shrouds. The tabernacle curtains (Exodus 26:1 ) and the high priest's garments (Exodus 28:6 ) were of “fine linen”—cloth woven so finely that it cannot be distinguished from silk without the aid of magnification.

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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 'Linen'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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