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Dictionaries :: Silk

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Silk:

Heb. demeshek, "damask," silk cloth manufactured at Damascus, Amo 3:12. A.V., "in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch;" R.V., "in the corner of a couch, and on the silken cushions of a bed" (marg., "in Damascus on a bed").

Heb. meshi, (Eze 16:10,13, rendered "silk"). In Gen 41:42 (marg. A.V.), Pro 31:22 (R.V., "fine linen"), the word "silk" ought to be "fine linen."

Silk was common in New Testament times (Rev 18:12).

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4596 Greek: serikos | sirikos

Silk:

"silken," an adjective derived from the Seres, a people of India, who seem to have produced "silk" originally as a marketable commodity, is used as a noun with the article, denoting "silken fabric," Rev 18:12.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Silk:

The only undoubted notice of silk in the Bible occurs in Revelation 18:12 where it is mentioned among the treasures of the typical Babylon. It is however, in the highest degree probable that the texture was known to the Hebrews from the time that their commercial relations were extended by Solomon. The well‐known classical name of the substance does not occur in the Hebrew language.

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