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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Mantle:

(1.) Heb. 'addereth, a large over-garment. This word is used of Elijah's mantle (1Ki 19:13,19; 2Ki 2:8,13, etc.), which was probably a sheepskin. It appears to have been his only garment, a strip of skin or leather binding it to his loins. 'Addereth twice occurs with the epithet "hairy" (Gen 25:25; Zec 13:4, R.V.). It is the word denoting the "goodly Babylonish garment" which Achan coveted (Jos 7:21).

(2.) Heb. me'il, frequently applied to the "robe of the ephod" (Exd 28:4,31; Lev 8:7), which was a splendid under tunic wholly of blue, reaching to below the knees. It was woven without seam, and was put on by being drawn over the head. It was worn not only by priests but by kings (1Sa 24:4), prophets (15:27), and rich men (Job 1:20; 2:12). This was the "little coat" which Samuel's mother brought to him from year to year to Shiloh (1Sa 2:19), a miniature of the official priestly robe.

(3.) Semikah, "a rug," the garment which Jael threw as a covering over Sisera (Jdg 4:18). The Hebrew word occurs nowhere else in Scripture.

(4.) Maataphoth, plural, only in Isa 3:22, denoting a large exterior tunic worn by females. (See DRESS.)

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Mantle:

man'-t'-l: Used 5 times of Elijah's mantle ('addereth, 1Ki 19:18,19; 2Ki 2:8,13,14), which was probably of hair. Found in plural once (Isa 3:22), where it (ma‘ataphoth) is an upper wide tunic with sleeves (kethoneth).

See DRESS

See KERCHIEF

King James Dictionary

Mantle: Garment; Covering.

Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him. And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his MANTLE, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. (Job 2:11-12)

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4018 Greek: peribolaion

Mantle:

lit., "that which is thrown around," is translated "mantle" in Hbr 1:12, RV (AV, "vesture.")
See COVERING, VEIL.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Mantle:

the word employed in the Authorized Version to translate no less than four Hebrew terms, entirely distinct and independent in both derivation and meaning.

(1.) (Judges 4:18) the garment with which Jael covered Sisera.

(2.) Rendered "mantle" in 1 Samuel 15:27; 28:14; Ezra 9:3; 9:5, etc. This word is in other passages of the Authorized Version rendered "coat," "cloak" and "robe."

(3.) Isaiah 3:22 only. Apparently some article of a lady's dress.

(4.) (1 Kings 19:13; 19:19; 2 Kings 2:8; 2:13-14). The sole garment of the prophet Elijah. It was probably of sheepskin, such as is worn by the modern dervishes.

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