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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Babylonish Garment

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(אִדֶּרֶת שַׁנְעָד, adde'reth Shinar'; Sept. ψιλὴ ποικίλη, Vulg. pallium coccineum), a Babylonish mantle, (See ATTIRE), i.e. a large rote variegated with the figures of men and animals interwoven in rich colors (comp. Pliny, Hist.Nat. 8:48), such as were fabricated at Babylon (q.v.); hence a valuable piece of clothing in general (Joshua 7:21). (See EMBROIDERY).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Babylonish Garment'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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