Dyed Attire
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Dyed Attire


a-tir': "Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire?" asks the prophet Jeremiah in hot remonstrance against Israel's unfaithfulness. "Yet," saith Yahweh, "my people have forgotten me" (2:32). "And I saw that she was defiled," cries Ezekiel against Jerusalem; "she saw men. girded with girdles upon their loins, with flowing turbans [AV exceeding in dyed attire] upon their heads,... after the likeness of the Babylonians in Chaldea,. and. she doted upon them. "(Ezekiel 23:13-16). "And, behold, there met him," says the author of Proverbs (Proverbs 7:10) in his description of the "strange woman," that "lieth in wait at every street corner," "a woman with the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart," whose "house is the way to Sheol" (Proverbs 7:27). These passages show how diversely and elastically the term "attire" was used among the Hebrews. The numerous synonyms for "dress," "attire," "apparel," "clothes," "raiment," "garment," etc., found in English Versions of the Bible, reflect a similar wealth of nomenclature in the original Hebrew and Greek; but the lack of exactness and consistency in the renderings of translators makes the identification of the various articles of dress referred to very difficult, sometimes impossible. See DRESS.

George B. Eager

Strong's Hebrew
2871. tebul -- a turban
... dyed attire. Passive participle of tabal; properly, dyed, ie A turban (probably
as of colored stuff) -- dyed attire. see HEBREW tabal. 2870b, 2871. ...
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John Smith, Platonist --"An Interpreter of the Spirit"
... over head and ears; he had not a slight tincture but was dyed and coloured ... look exactly
like it, but they only assume "the garish dress and attire of religion ...
/.../chapter xvi john smith platonistan.htm

Walamir and St. Telemachus
... a flower of perfect loveliness; and beside her, in a very simple attire, her noble ...
arena had been strewn, and the blood from his many wounds had dyed his robes ...
/.../chapter lix walamir and st.htm

A Compendious view of the Christian Life.
... Consequently neither is the hair to be dyed, nor grey hair to have its colour changed. ...
992. [1671] [Another law against colours in clerical attire.]. ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter xi a compendious view of.htm

Letter xxii. To Eustochium.
... attention in garments of gold you may begin to do so in mean attire. ... Parchments are
dyed purple, gold is melted into lettering, manuscripts are decked with ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter xxii to eustochium.htm

Chaldaean Civilization
... were entirely void of any cedar woodwork inlaid with gold, or panels of mosaic such
as we find in the temples, nor were they hung with dyed or embroidered ...
/.../chapter iiichaldaean civilization.htm

The Life and Death of Mr. Badman,
... Swearing was formerly considered to be a habit of gentility; but now it betrays
the blackguard, even when disguised in genteel attire. ...
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