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Dictionaries :: Latchet

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


a thong (Act 22:25), cord, or strap fastening the sandal on the foot (Isa 5:27; Mar 1:7; Luk 3:16).

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


lach'-et (serokh; himas): Leather thong used for tying on sandals (see Ge 14:23; Mr 1:7 parallel). The stooping to untie the dusty shoe-latchet was esteemed by Orientals a service that was at once petty and defiling, and was usually assigned to menials.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2438 Greek: himas


denotes "a thong, strap," whether for binding prisoners, Act 22:25, "(the) thongs" (for scourging; see BIND, No. 7), or for fastening sandals, Mar 1:7; Luk 3:16; Jhn 1:27. "Among the Orientals everything connected with the feet and shoes is defled and debasing, and the stooping to unfasten the dusty latchet is the most insignificant in such service" (Mackie, in Hastings' Bib. Dic.).


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