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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Babylonish garment

A robe of rich colours fabricated at Babylon, and hence of great value (Joshua 7:21).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) of or pertaining to, or made in, Babylon or Babylonia.

2. (n.) Pertaining to the Babylon of Revelation xiv. 8.

3. (n.) Pertaining to Rome and papal power.

4. (n.) Confused; Babel-like.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

bab-i-lo'-nish gar'ment: In the King James Version, Joshua 7:21, for BABYLONISH MANTLE, which see.


man'-tl (the King James Version Babylonish Garment): One of the articles taken by Achan from the spoil of Jericho (Joshua 7:21). In the Hebrew "a mantle of Shinar." Entirely gratuitous is the suggested correction of Shinar to se`ar, making "a hairy mantle." The Greek has psilen poikilen, which Josephus apparently understood to mean "a royal garment all woven out of gold" (Ant., V, i, 10). The Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) calls it a "scarlet pallium," and some of the rabbinical traditions make it a purple robe. Such classical writers as Pliny and Martial speak of the weaving of embroidered stuffs as a famous industry of Babylonia. Many tablets that have been deciphered indicate that the industry was indeed widely extended, that its costly products were of great variety and that some of them were exported to distant markets; in fine, that the account in Joshua is characterized by great verisimilitude.

Willis J. Beecher


On the Babylonish Captivity of the Church on the Babylonish ...
BABYLONISH CAPTIVITY OF THE CHURCH. Jesus. Martin Luther, of the Order of St. ...
/.../luther/first principles of the reformation/iii on the babylonish captivity.htm

Of the Babylonish Captivity, and the Things Signified Thereby.
... Chapter 21."Of the Babylonish Captivity, and the Things Signified Thereby.
37. "Howbeit, after the lapse of some generations, another ...
/.../chapter 21 of the babylonish captivity.htm

Psalm CXXVI.
... [5495] ...But when all time is past, then we return to our country, as after seventy
years that people returned from the Babylonish captivity, for Babylon is ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxxvi.htm

How Gluttonous Desires Can be Overcome.
... of our tears and the weeping of our heart we shall succeed in extinguishing the
fiery furnace of our body, which is kindled by the Babylonish king [838] who ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xiv how gluttonous desires.htm

Five Kings in a Cave
... He had taken gold and silver and a Babylonish garment and had hidden the same in
his tent, and this was in direct disobedience to the commands of Joshua. ...
// judas iscariot/five kings in a cave.htm

Abraham, his Trial in Egypt; his Humility
... Babylonians, [158]390. Babylonish dragon, death compared to, [159]142, [160]229.
Babylonish furnace, [161]103; three children in it, [162]104, [163]117. ...
/.../abraham his trial in egypt.htm

On Attending the Church Service
... What manner of men they were about the time of the Babylonish captivity, we learn
from various passages in the prophecy of Jeremiah: From which it manifestly ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 104 on attending the.htm

The Fall of Babylon.
... In 1520 appeared a famous book, by Luther, on the "Babylonish Captivity of the
Church," in which he attacked Rome with great skill and courage. ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/the fall of babylon.htm

The Original Text and Its History.
... 4. During the long Babylonish captivity the mass of the Jewish people, who were
born and educated in Babylon and the adjacent regions, adopted of necessity the ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xiv the original text.htm

Achan's Sin, Israel's Defeat
... The specification of the 'Babylonish garment,' the 'shekels of silver,' and the
'wedge of gold,' is reserved for the sinner's own confession; but the blackness ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/achans sin israels defeat.htm

Babylonish (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Babylonish garment. A ... 4. (n.) Confused; Babel-like.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BABYLONISH GARMENT. bab ...
/b/babylonish.htm - 8k

Mantle (35 Occurrences)
... It is the word denoting the "goodly Babylonish garment" which Achan coveted (Joshua
7:21). ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BABYLONISH MANTLE. ...
/m/mantle.htm - 21k

Babylon's (11 Occurrences)

/b/babylon's.htm - 10k

Garment (143 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BABYLONISH GARMENT. bab-i-lo'-nish gar'ment: In
the King James Version, Joshua 7:21, for BABYLONISH MANTLE, which see. GARMENT ...
/g/garment.htm - 37k

Jew (34 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. (n.) Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom
of Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of the ...
/j/jew.htm - 22k

Golan (4 Occurrences)
... It became the head of the province of Gaulanitis, one of the four provinces into
which Bashan was divided after the Babylonish captivity, and almost identical ...
/g/golan.htm - 11k

Tin (6 Occurrences)
... 22). The fire of the Babylonish Captivity would be the means of purging out the
idolatrous alloy that had corrupted the people. Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
/t/tin.htm - 10k

Achan (7 Occurrences)
... the occasion of the fall of Jericho, he seized, contrary to the divine command,
an ingot of gold, a quantity of silver, and a costly Babylonish garment, which ...
/a/achan.htm - 12k

Abib (5 Occurrences)
... (n.) The first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, corresponding nearly to
our April. After the Babylonish captivity this month was called Nisan. Int. ...
/a/abib.htm - 10k

Spoils (19 Occurrences)
... Joshua 7:21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred
shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I ...
/s/spoils.htm - 12k

Bible Concordance
Babylonish (1 Occurrence)

Joshua 7:21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.



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