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Hebrew - looking glass
LOOKING GLASS

KJV term for a (hand)mirror (Exodus 38:8). In biblical times mirrors were made of polished metal (molten mirror, Job 37:18) which yielded a somewhat distorted image (1 Corinthians 13:12). The women who ministered at the gate of the tabernacle donated their mirrors to be melted down for the bronze laver (Exodus 38:8). The KJV often refers to a mirror as a glass (Job 37:18; Isaiah 3:23; 1 Corinthians 13:12; James 1:23). See Glass.


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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.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'LOOKING GLASS'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T3911>. 1991.

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