Babylonish Mantle
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Tenth Commandment
... Recall how it tempted Achan to steal a goodly Babylonish mantle, and two hundred
shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight. ...
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A Spiritual Revival
... In his study of the causes leading to the Babylonish captivity, Ezra had learned
that ... heard this thing," he says, "I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked ...
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Preface to the Anti-Manich├Žan Writings.
... shoes, the one red, the other green; the mantle of azure blue, that changed color
as he moved; the ebony staff in his right hand, and the Babylonish book under ...
/.../preface to the anti-manichaean writings.htm

... into an idol is as little justified as the changing of the mantle into a ... interpreters
are divided, and refer it either to the Assyrian, the Babylonish, or the ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Babylonish Mantle


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



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