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swod'-'-l, swod'-ling-band (verb chathal, "enwrap," "swaddle" (Ezekiel 16:4), noun chathullah, "swaddling-band" (Job 38:9); verb sparganoo, "to wrap in swaddling clothes" (Luke 2:7, 12), noun spargana (pl.), "swaddling clothes" (The Wisdom of Solomon 7:4). the King James Version also has "swaddle" (Lamentations 2:22) for Taphach, literally, "to extend." But the word means "to carry on the outstretched palms of the hands" (compare Tippuchim, "dandled in the hands," Lamentations 2:20), whence RV's "to dandle"): "To swaddle" and "to swathe" are really the same word, both forms going back to an AS form swethel, "a bandage," but "swaddle" has become the technical term for the wrapping of an infant in the Orient or elsewhere. The oriental swaddling-clothes consist of a square of cloth and two or more bandages. The child is laid on the cloth diagonally and the corners are folded over the feet and body and under the head, the bandages then being tied so as to hold the cloth in position. This device forms the clothing of the child until it is about a year old, and its omission (Ezekiel 16:4) would be a token that the child had been abandoned. The mention of darkness as a "swaddling-band" at the birth of the sea (Job 38:9) is only a poetic way of saying that the sea, at its creation, was covered with clouds and darkness, and to find any idea of restraint involved is fanciful.

Burton Scott Easton

Strong's Hebrew
2854. chathullah -- swaddling band
... 2853, 2854. chathullah. 2855 . swaddling band. Transliteration: chathullah
Phonetic Spelling: (khath-ool-law') Short Definition: band. ... swaddling band. ...
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The Creator's Joy in his Creation
... up the sea with doors, When it brake forth, and issued out of the womb; When I made
the cloud the garment thereof, And thick darkness a swaddling band for it ...
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To the Consul Nomus.
... Even before my conception my parents promised to devote me to God; from my
swaddling-band, they devoted me according to their promise and educated me ...
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Kingo's Childhood and Youth
... I took my pilgrim staff in hand. Ere I attempted talking; I had scarce left my
swaddling-band. Before they set me walking. They coached me onward with a smile. ...
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The First Christmas Carol
... But, now, when the newborn King made his appearance, the swaddling band
with which he was wrapped up was the white flag of peace. ...
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Swaddlingband (1 Occurrence)
... The mention of darkness as a "swaddling-band" at the birth of the sea (Job 38:9)
is only a poetic way of saying that the sea, at its ...Swaddlingband (1 Occurrence ...
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Swaddling-band (1 Occurrence)
Swaddling-band. Swaddlingband, Swaddling-band. Swaddling-clothes . Int. ...
Swaddlingband, Swaddling-band. Swaddling-clothes . Reference Bible.
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... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Anything used to swaddle with, as a cloth or band;
a swaddlingband. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SWADDLE; SWADDLING-BAND. ...
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Swaddling (3 Occurrences)
... Job 38:9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a
swaddlingband for it, (Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV). ...
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Swaddling-clothes (2 Occurrences)
Swaddling-clothes. Swaddling-band, Swaddling-clothes. Swallow . Multi-Version
Concordance ... (DBY WBS). Swaddling-band, Swaddling-clothes. Swallow . ...
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Bible Concordance
Swaddling-band (1 Occurrence)

Job 38:9 When I made clouds the garment thereof, And thick darkness a swaddling-band for it,



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