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ATS Bible Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
» Linen
• Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
» Linen
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
» Linen
» Linen-yarn
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
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• Smith's Bible Dictionary
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• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
» Linen
Greek - fine linen
Greek - fine linen
Greek - linen
Greek - linen clothes, linen wrappings
Greek - fine linen, linen, linen cloth, linen sheet
Hebrew - fine linen 17 marble, linen, fine linen
Hebrew - fine linen, linens
Hebrew - fine linen, linen garments, linen wraps
Hebrew - linen
Hebrew - linen, linen made from flax
Hebrew - linen yarn
Hebrew - fine and linen
Hebrew - fine linen, white linen, linen
Hebrew - linen and woollen

As is well known, is made of the fine fibers of flax, and was much used by the ancients. Four different words in Hebrew are translated in our Bible, "Linen," "fine linen," and "silk:" PISHTAH, Judges 15:14 Ezekiel 44:17,18; BAD, worn by the priests, Exodus 28:42 39:28, and by king David, etc., 2 Samuel 6:14; SHESH, worn by Joseph when governor of Egypt, Genesis 41:42, and by the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31:22, (see SILK;) and BUTZ, of which the veil of the temple and David’s outer mantle were made,

1 Chronicles 15:27 2 Chronicles 2:14 3:14 5:12. These words may indicate different qualities of linen, but are thought to mean in part cloth of different materials, particularly the last two. Some think BUTZ, in Latin byssus, denotes cotton cloth, and SHESH that made of hemp. See COTTON, and FLAX. Fine linen was sometimes made of snowy whiteness, and was a symbol of the purity of angels and of the redeemed church, Revelation 15:6 19:8.

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These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'LINEN'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1859.


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