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ker'-chif (micpachoth; epibolaia): Occurs only in Ezekiel 13:18, 21, in a passage which refers to some species of divination. Their exact shape or use is unknown. They were apparently long veils or coverings put over the heads of those consulting the false prophetesses and reaching down to the feet, for they were for "persons of every stature."

Strong's Hebrew
4555. mispachah -- a long veil
... 2). kerchief. From caphach; a veil (as spread out) -- kerchief. see HEBREW
caphach. 4554, 4555. mispachah. 4556 . Strong's Numbers.
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The Traitors
... His head was covered with a wide kerchief, which was bound with a cord, and hid
the forehead. ... The Hebrew put back his kerchief and stood uncovered. ...
// yoke/chapter xxxviii the traitors.htm

A Little Jewish Maid.
... eyebrows. When she went out, this little maid went also, in a little dress
of scarlet, with a white kerchief on her dark head. She ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/a little jewish maid.htm

The Shunammite's Boy.
... Coming up the stone stair, she stood at the door of the little chamber, hiding her
face, her dark hair covered by a white kerchief that fell over a tunic of ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/the shunammites boy.htm

On the Road to Jerusalem
... Blinded, with scarf and kerchief wrapped over mouth and nostril, the fleeing
party swept down upon the very heart of that stifling mystery. ...
// city of delight/chapter ii on the road.htm

The Adventures of Saint James of Spain.
... his helmet, for well he knew that one thrust from its deadly point would pierce
through steel and skull as easily as a lady's bodkin through her kerchief. ...
/.../kingston/the seven champions of christendom/chapter six the adventures of.htm

In Travel-Worn Garb Vergilius Went Early to See the King. ...
... "Most earnestly, my beloved king.". "Traitors!" said Herod, and as he spoke
his powerful hands were tearing his kerchief into rags. ...
// 13 in travel-worn garb.htm

How Miracles of Healing have Been Frequently Wrought in the Place ...
... Upon which she called for water, washed her face, arranged her hair, put a kerchief
on her head, and returned home on foot, in good health, with those who had ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap ix how miracles of.htm

Of Theodorus the Confessor.
... indeed he had felt some little pain, but that then had appeared to him one who
continually wiped the sweat from his face with a cool and soft kerchief and bade ...
/.../chapter vii of theodorus the confessor.htm

The Procession of Amen
... The sleeves were wide and showed the wristbands of a white under-garment. The
head-dress was a brown kerchief bound about the brow with a cord, also yellow. ...
// yoke/chapter iv the procession of.htm

Joseph the Dreamer.
... He was dressed in his favourite coat of many colours, protected by his long cloak,
while a bright kerchief covered his head, and a spear and club hung at his ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/joseph the dreamer.htm

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Mentioned only Ezek. 13:18, 21, as an article of apparel or ornament applied to the head of the idolatrous women of Israel. The precise meaning of the word is uncertain. It appears to have been a long loose shawl, such as Oriental women wrap themselves in (Ruth 3:15; Isaiah 3:22). Some think that it was a long veil or head-dress, denoting by its form the position of those who wore it.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A square scarf worn on the head or used a handkerchief; a square of fine linen worn by women as a covering for the head; hence, anything similar in form or material, worn for ornament on other parts of the person; -- mostly used in compounds; as, neckerchief; breastkerchief; and later, handkerchief.

2. (n.) A lady who wears a kerchief.

... and later, handkerchief. 2. (n.) A lady who wears a kerchief. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. KERCHIEF. ker'-chif (micpachoth ...
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Kerchiefs (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) Plural of Kerchief. Multi-Version Concordance
Kerchiefs (2 Occurrences). Ezekiel 13:18 and say, Thus ...
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Mantle (35 Occurrences)
... Found in plural once (Isaiah 3:22), where it (ma`ataphoth) is an upper wide tunic
with sleeves (kethoneth). See DRESS; KERCHIEF. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Scab (7 Occurrences)
... A cognate word in Ezekiel 13:18 is the name of a large Tallith or prayer veil used
by the false prophetesses in Israel (translated "kerchief"). ...
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Scabbed (3 Occurrences)
... A cognate word in Ezekiel 13:18 is the name of a large Tallith or prayer veil used
by the false prophetesses in Israel (translated "kerchief"). ...
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... On the top of these is wound a long piece of cotton cloth with red stripes
and fringes, a flowered kerchief, or a striped keffiyeh. ...
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Dress (38 Occurrences)
... a cloth for wiping off perspiration, sudor) which is probably the "napkin" of John
11:44; John 20:7, although there it appears as a kerchief, or covering, for ...
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Kerchiefs (2 Occurrences)

Mantle (35 Occurrences)

Scab (7 Occurrences)

Scabbed (3 Occurrences)


Dress (38 Occurrences)

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