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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBRACELET
bras'-let ('ets`adhah, chach, tsamidh, pathil, sheroth): Used to translate a number of Hebrew words, only one of which means a band for the arm ('ets`adhah), as in 2 Samuel 1:10, "the bracelet that was on his arm." In Exodus 35:22, where both men and women are said to have brought as offerings among other "jewels of gold" "bracelets" (the Revised Version (British and American) "brooches"), another word (chach) is used, meaning most likely nose-rings (see RING). The bracelet asked of Judah by Tamar as a pledge ("Thy signet, and thy b., and thy staff that is in thy hand," Genesis 38:18, 25 the King James Version) was probably the cord of softly-twisted wool for the shepherd's headdress (pathil; the Revised Version (British and American) "cord"). The bracelets ("two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold") which Abraham's servant gave to Rebekah stand for still another word (tsamidh). These "bracelets" are always spoken of as "bracelets for the hands," or as "put upon the hands" (Genesis 24:47, compare Ezekiel 16:11; Ezekiel 23:42). Isaiah, predicting the day when Yahweh will smite the haughty daughters of Zion, who "walk with outstretched necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet," says, "In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets. the bracelets" (Ezekiel 3:19, sheroth) etc., where some translate "twisted ornaments," leaving it uncertain as to just what is specifically meant. In 2 Samuel 1:10 the bracelet appears with the crown as one of the royal insignia. In 2 Kings 11:12, according to Wellhausen, W. R. Smith (OTJC2, 311n.) and oth ers, we should read, "Then he brought out the king's son, and put the crown upon him and gave him bracelets". for "testimony". See DB.
Strong's Hebrew6781. tsamiyd -- bracelet
... 6780, 6781. tsamiyd. 6781a . bracelet. Transliteration: tsamiyd Phonetic Spelling:
(tsaw-meed') Short Definition: bracelet. bracelet, covering ...
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8285. sherah -- a bracelet
3558. kumaz -- (a golden ornament) perhaps a bracelet
6781a. tsamid -- bracelet
685. etsadah -- an armlet
2397. chach -- hook, ring, fetter
6616. pathil -- cord, thread
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Smith's Bible DictionaryBracelet
[See ARMLET] Bracelets of fine twisted Venetian gold are still common in Egypt. In (Genesis 38:18,25) the word rendered "bracelet" means probably a string by which a seal-ring was suspended. Men as well as women wore bracelets, as we see from (Solomon 5:14) Layard says of the Assyrian kings, "The arms were encircled by armlets, and the wrists by bracelets."
ATS Bible DictionaryBracelet
Properly an ornament for the wrist, or for the arm above or below the elbow; but sometimes used also in the Bible to signify an ornament worn of the leg, Numbers 31:50 Isaiah 3:19. Armlets were worn by men, sometimes as a badge of royalty, 2 Samuel 1:10. Bracelets were of great variety of materials and forms; were usually large, and often of great value, Genesis 24:22.
The woman of Syria and Arabia at this day wear rings round their legs, to which are fastened many other lesser rings, with make a tinkling noise, like little bells, when they walk. These rings are fixed above the ankle, and are of gold, silver, copper, glass, or even of varnished earth, according to the condition of the wearer. The princesses wear large hollow rings of gold, within which are enclosed little pebbles, that tinkle. See RINGS.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(2.) The rendering of a Hebrew word meaning fasteners, found in Genesis 24:22, 30, 47.
(3.) In Isaiah 3:19, the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning chains, i.e., twisted or chain-like bracelets.
(4.) In Exodus 35:22 it designates properly a clasp for fastening the dress of females. Some interpret it as a nose-ring.
(5.) In Genesis 38:18, 25, the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning "thread," and may denote the ornamental cord with which the signet was suspended from the neck of the wearer.
Bracelets were worn by men as well as by women (Cant. 5:14, R.V.). They were of many various forms. The weight of those presented by Eliezer to Rebekah was ten shekels (Genesis 24:22).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) An ornamental band or ring, for the wrist or the arm; in modern times, an ornament encircling the wrist, worn by women or girls.
ThesaurusBracelet (5 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BRACELET. bras ... In 2 Samuel 1:10 the bracelet
appears with the crown as one of the royal insignia. In ...
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Bible ConcordanceBracelet (5 Occurrences)
Numbers 31:50 We have brought Yahweh's offering, what every man has gotten, of jewels of gold, armlets, and bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and necklaces, to make atonement for our souls before Yahweh."
2 Samuel 1:10 So I stood beside him, and killed him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he had fallen. I took the crown that was on his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them here to my lord."
Daniel 5:7 Call doth the king mightily, to bring up the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. Answered hath the king, and said to the wise men of Babylon, that, 'Any man who doth read this writing, and its interpretation doth shew me, purple he putteth on, and a bracelet of gold 'is' on his neck, and third in the kingdom he doth rule.'
Daniel 5:16 and I -- I have heard of thee, that thou art able to give interpretations, and to loose knots: now, lo -- thou art able to read the writing, and its interpretation to cause me to know -- purple thou dost put on, and a bracelet of gold 'is' on thy neck, and third in the kingdom thou dost rule.'
Daniel 5:29 Then hath Belshazzar said, and they have clothed Daniel with purple, and a bracelet of gold 'is' on his neck, and they have proclaimed concerning him that he is the third ruler in the kingdom.
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