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Swaddling Clothes

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A long piece of linen used in ancient times to wrap babies and broken limbs. The cloth was wrapped tightly around the body to prohibit movement. Mary wrapped Jesus in swaddling clothes just after His birth (Luke 2:7 ).

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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 'Swaddling Clothes'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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