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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Swaddling Clothes

Dictionaries :: Swaddling Clothes

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King James Dictionary

Swaddling Clothes: Clothes Used for Wrapping.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in SWADDLING CLOTHES, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7)

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4683 Greek: sparganoo

Swaddling Clothes:

"to swathe" (from sparganon, "a swathing band"), signifies "to wrap in swaddling clothes" in Luk 2:7, 12. The idea that the word means "rags" is without foundation. In the Sept., Job 38:9; Eze 16:4.


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