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was the article ordinarily used by the Hebrews for protecting the feet. It consisted simply of a sole attached to the foot by thongs. We have express notice of the thong (Authorized Version "shoe latchet") in several passages, notably (Genesis 14:23; Isaiah 5:27; Mark 1:7) Sandals were worn by all classes of society in Palestine, even by the very poor; and both the sandal and the thong or shoe-latchet were so cheap and common that they passed into a proverb for the most insignificant thing. (Genesis 14:23) Ecclus. 46;13, They were dispensed with in-doors, and were only put on by persons about to undertake some business away from their homes. During mealtimes the feet were uncovered. (Luke 7:38; John 13:5,6) It was a mark of reverence to cast off the shoes in approaching a place or person of eminent sanctity. (Exodus 3:5; Joshua 5:15) It was also an indication of violent emotion, or of mourning, if a person appeared barefoot in public. (2 Samuel 15:30) To carry or to unloose a person's sandal was a menial office, betokening great inferiority on the part of the person performing it. (Matthew 3:11)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Same as Sendal.

2. (n.) Sandalwood.

3. (n.) A kind of shoe consisting of a sole strapped to the foot; a protection for the foot, covering its lower surface, but not its upper.

4. (n.) A kind of slipper.

5. (n.) An overshoe with parallel openings across the instep.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia



4547. sandalion -- a sandal
... a sandal. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: sandalion Phonetic Spelling:
(san-dal'-ee-on) Short Definition: a sandal Definition: a sandal. ...
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5266. hupodema -- a sole bound under (the foot), a sandal
... a sole bound under (the foot), a sandal. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration:
hupodema Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-od'-ay-mah) Short Definition: a sandal ...
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2438. himas -- a thong, strap
... Spelling: (hee-mas') Short Definition: a thong, strap Definition: a thong, strap,
(a) for binding a man who is to be flogged, (b) for fastening a sandal or shoe ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5275. naal -- a sandal, shoe
naal or naalah. 5274b, 5275. naal or naalah. 5276 . a sandal, shoe.
Transliteration: naal or naalah Phonetic Spelling: (nah'-al) Short Definition: sandals. ...
/hebrew/5275.htm - 6k

5430. seon -- sandal, boot (of a soldier)
... 5429, 5430. seon. 5431 . sandal, boot (of a soldier). Transliteration:
seon Phonetic Spelling: (seh-own') Short Definition: boot. ...
/hebrew/5430.htm - 6k

8288. serok -- (sandal) thong
... 8287, 8288. serok. 8289 . (sandal) thong. Transliteration: serok Phonetic
Spelling: (ser-oke') Short Definition: strap. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/8288.htm - 6k

5274. na'al -- to bar, bolt, lock
... A primitive root; properly, to fasten up, ie With a bar or cord; hence (denominative
from na'al), to sandal, ie Furnish with slippers -- bolt, inclose, lock ...
/hebrew/5274.htm - 5k


The Testament of Zebulun Concerning Compassion and Mercy.
... Therefore is it written in the writing of the law of Enoch, that whosoever will
not raise up seed to his brother, his sandal shall be unloosed, and they shall ...
/.../vi the testament of zebulun concerning.htm

Observations on the Words of John the Baptist John I. ...
... Now these words are so fully intended of the Incarnation, that Scripture hath given
us, in an earlier book, a human counterpart of the mystic sandal. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter x observations on the.htm

The Tomb of the Pharaoh
... Even the soft whetting of his sandal, as he walked, made echoes that shouted at
him. ... Kenkenes' sandal grated on the sandy dust that lay thick on the floor. ...
// yoke/chapter xxiii the tomb of.htm

Matt. xiv. 13
... pray thee? For this same cause the sandal-makers too, and the weavers, should
have great retrenchments made in their art. For most ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily xlix matt xiv 13.htm

Missed Ends
... His was the spirit of fragrance like the scented sandal-wood; his was the
arm of strength like the lock that barred the door. Gone ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter vi missed ends.htm

... outward pomp and show"would talk and dream of the lost glories of Solomon's court;
of his gilded and jewelled temple, with its pillars of sandal-wood from ...
/.../kingsley/the water of life and other sermons/sermon xi solomon.htm

Imperial Caesar
... Time and again the sweet invitation of the rare grass along the marsh invited the
way-weary to halt to tie a sandal, to bind up a wound, to eat a crust spread ...
/.../miller/the city of delight/chapter vii imperial caesar.htm

A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad!
... "Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward;" if the fuel be a log of
sweet-smelling sandal wood, yet the sparks must rise, and even so the best of ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/a mystery saints sorrowing and.htm

The Image of Jealousy
... in her exedra, her slim white arms crossed back of her head, her tiring-woman, summoned
for a casual attention, busy with a parted ribbon on the sandal of the ...
// city of delight/chapter xv the image of.htm

The Foot-Washing.
... shoes were not universally worn, and were not worn at all within doors; and where
some protection to the foot was worn, it was commonly a mere sandal, a sole ...
/.../dods/the expositors bible the gospel of st john vol ii/vi the foot-washing.htm

Sandal (14 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SANDAL. san'-dal. See DRESS sec. 6; SHOE;
SHOE-LATCHET. Multi-Version Concordance Sandal (14 Occurrences). ...
/s/sandal.htm - 11k

Sandal-strap (3 Occurrences)
Sandal-strap. Sandals, Sandal-strap. Sandal-thong . Multi-Version
Concordance Sandal-strap (3 Occurrences). Mark 1:7 ...
/s/sandal-strap.htm - 7k

Sandal-thong (2 Occurrences)
Sandal-thong. Sandal-strap, Sandal-thong. Sandal-wood . Multi-Version
Concordance Sandal-thong (2 Occurrences). Genesis 14:23 if ...
/s/sandal-thong.htm - 7k

Sandal-wood (5 Occurrences)
Sandal-wood. Sandal-thong, Sandal-wood. Sandbar . Multi-Version
Concordance Sandal-wood (5 Occurrences). 1 Kings 10:11 ...
/s/sandal-wood.htm - 8k

Unfasten (4 Occurrences)
... Mark 1:7 His announcement was, "There is One coming after me mightier than I--One
whose sandal-strap I am unworthy to stoop down and unfasten. (WEY). ...
/u/unfasten.htm - 7k

Shoe (13 Occurrences)
... Of various forms, from the mere sandal (qv) to the complete covering of the foot. ...
But in Matthew 3:11 and parallel's, only the sandal can be meant. ...
/s/shoe.htm - 18k

Sandals (30 Occurrences)
... Mentioned only in Mark 6:9 and Acts 12:8. The sandal was simply a sole, made
of wood or palm-bark, fastened to the foot by leathern straps. ...
/s/sandals.htm - 16k

Lutes (16 Occurrences)
... (DBY). 1 Kings 10:12 And the king made of the sandal-wood a balustrade for the house
of Jehovah, and for the king's house, and harps and lutes for the singers. ...
/l/lutes.htm - 11k

Musicians (6 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 10:12 And from the sandal-wood the king made pillars for the house of the
Lord, and for the king's house, and instruments of music for the makers of ...
/m/musicians.htm - 8k

Makers (20 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 10:12 And from the sandal-wood the king made pillars for the house of the
Lord, and for the king's house, and instruments of music for the makers of ...
/m/makers.htm - 13k

Bible Concordance
Sandal (14 Occurrences)

John 1:27 He is the one who comes after me, who is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to loosen."

Acts 7:33 The Lord said to him,'Take your sandals off of your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.

Acts 13:25 As John was fulfilling his course, he said,'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. But behold, one comes after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'

Genesis 14:23 that I will not take a thread nor a sandal strap nor anything that is yours, lest you should say,'I have made Abram rich.'

Deuteronomy 25:9 then shall his brother's wife come near to him before the eyes of the elders, and draw his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto the man that will not build up his brother's house.

Deuteronomy 25:10 His name shall be called in Israel, The house of him who has his shoe untied.

Deuteronomy 29:5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes are not grown old upon you, and thy sandal is not grown old upon thy foot;

Joshua 5:15 And the captain of Jehovah's army said to Joshua, Loose thy sandal from off thy foot: for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

Ruth 4:7 Now this was the custom in former time in Israel concerning redemption and concerning exchange, to confirm the whole matter: a man drew off his sandal, and gave it to his neighbour, and this was the mode of attestation in Israel.

Ruth 4:8 And he that had the right of redemption said to Boaz, Buy for thyself; and he drew off his sandal.

Psalms 60:8 Moab is my wash-pot; upon Edom will I cast my sandal; Philistia, shout aloud because of me.

Psalms 108:9 Moab is my wash pot. I will toss my sandal on Edom. I will shout over Philistia."

Isaiah 5:27 None among them is weary, none stumbleth; they slumber not, nor sleep; none hath the girdle of his loins loosed, nor the thong of his sandals broken;

Isaiah 20:2 at that time spoke Jehovah by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy sandal from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.



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Sandal-thong (2 Occurrences)

Sandal-wood (5 Occurrences)

Unfasten (4 Occurrences)

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Lutes (16 Occurrences)

Musicians (6 Occurrences)

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Almug (2 Occurrences)

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I'm (30 Occurrences)

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Draweth (52 Occurrences)

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Loose (219 Occurrences)

Music (143 Occurrences)

Worthy (92 Occurrences)

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