This word is used to translate various Hebrew words and may describe (1) the opening for the head in a garment (Exodus 28:32 NIV;
Psalms 133:2 NIV), (2) a decorative ornament around the necks of the Midianite Kings (NRSV) or their camels (Judges 8:26; see
Song of Solomon 4:9), (3) stocks or a pillory used to restrain a person (Jeremiah 29:26 NRSV, NAS), and (4) a shackle of iron placed around the neck of a prisoner (Psalms 105:18 NRSV, REB, TEV).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'COLLAR'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".