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Smith's Bible DictionaryVeil
With regard to the use of the veil, it is important to observe that it was by no means so general in ancient as in modern times. Much of the scrupulousness in respect of the use of the veil dates from the promulgation of the Koran, which forbade women appearing unveiled except in the presence of their nearest relatives. In ancient times the veil was adopted only in exceptional cases, either as an article of ornamental dress, (Solomon 4:1,3; 6:7) or by betrothed maidens in the presence of their future husbands, especially at the time of the wedding, (Genesis 24:65) or lastly, by women of loose character for purposes of concealment. (Genesis 38:14) Among the Jews of the New Testament age it appears to have been customary for the women to cover their heads (not necessarily their faces) when engaged in public worship.
ATS Bible DictionaryVeil
An indispensable part of the outdoor dress of Eastern Ladies, who live secluded from the sight of all men except their own husbands and their nearest relatives. If an Egyptian lady is surprised uncovered, she quickly draws her veil over her face, with some exclamation like, "O my misfortune." To lift or remove one's veil was to insult and degrade her, Genesis 24:65 So 5:7 1 1 Corinthians 11:5,10. The custom of wearing veils, however, has not been prevalent at all times. Sarah the wife of Abraham, and Rebekah and her companions at the well do not appear to have worn them, Genesis 12:14,15 24:16. Compare also Genesis 38:14,15 Proverbs 7:13. See ABIMELECH.
Veil were of different kinds. Those now worn in Syria and Egypt may be divided into two classes, the one large and sometimes thick, the other small and of lighter materials. The usual indoor veil is of thin muslin, attached to the headdress, and falling over the back, sometimes to the feet. A similar veil is added to the front of the headdress on going abroad, partially covering the face and hanging low. The other veil, to be worn in the street, is a large mantle or sheet, of black silk, linen, or some coarse material, so ample as to envelope the whole person and dress, leaving but one of the eyes exposed, So 4:9. Such was the veil worn by Ruth 3:15, translated "mantle" in Isaiah 3:22. Many women wear no other veil than this. The Greek word translated "power" in 1 1 Corinthians 11:10, probably means a veil, as a token of her husband's rightful authority and her own subordination. This was to be worn in their Christian assemblies "because of the angels;" that is, because of the presence either of true angels, or of the officers of the church, who being unaccustomed to see the unveiled faces of women, might be distracted by them in the discharge of their public duties.
Easton's Bible Dictionary(1.) Hebrews mitpahath (Ruth 3:15; marg., "sheet" or "apron;" R.V., "mantle"). In Isaiah 3:22 this word is plural, rendered "wimples;" R.V., "shawls" i.e., wraps.
(3.) Masveh (Exodus 34:33, 35), the veil on the face of Moses. This verse should be read, "And when Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face," as in the Revised Version. When Moses spoke to them he was without the veil; only when he ceased speaking he put on the veil (Comp. 2 Corinthians 3:13, etc.).
(4.) Paroheth (Exodus 26:31-35), the veil of the tabernacle and the temple, which hung between the holy place and the most holy (2 Chronicles 3:14). In the temple a partition wall separated these two places. In it were two folding-doors, which are supposed to have been always open, the entrance being concealed by the veil which the high priest lifted when he entered into the sanctuary on the day of Atonement. This veil was rent when Christ died on the cross (Matthew 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45).
(6.) Radhidh (Cant. 5:7, R.V. "mantle;Isaiah 3:23). The word probably denotes some kind of cloak or wrapper.
(7.) Masak, the veil which hung before the entrance to the holy place (Exodus 26:36, 37).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphanous material, to hide or protect the face.
2. (n.) A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
3. (n.) The calyptra of mosses.
4. (n.) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
5. (n.) A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
6. (n.) Same as Velum, 3.
7. (n.) To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaVEIL (1)
val: The following words are so translated in English Versions of the Bible (sometimes the King James Version vail):
(1) (parokheth; katapetasma; the King James Version vail): In Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, the veil that hung between the two holy chambers of the tabernacle is mentioned 23 times (Exodus 26:31, etc.). In several places it is termed "the veil of the screen" and it is distinguished from "the screen for the door of the tabernacle" (Exodus 35:12, 15; Exodus 39:34, 38). By the latter is meant the curtain that hung outside the holy place, i.e. at the tabernacle entrance. Exodus 26:31 informs us that the veil was made of fine-twined linen, and that its colors were blue and purple and scarlet. It was embroidered with cherubim. At each removal of the tabernacle the veil was used to enwrap the ark of the testimony (Numbers 4:5). From its proximity to this central object of the Hebrew ceremonial system, the veil is termed "the veil of the testimony" (Leviticus 24:3), "the veil which is before the testimony" (Exodus 27:21), etc. In Solomon's Temple the veil is mentioned but once (2 Chronicles 3:14). It was protected by doors of olive wood (1 Kings 6:31). In the later temple it is alluded to in 1 Maccabees 1:22. Its presence in Herod's temple is attested by the statement in each of the Synoptists that at the time of Christ's death the veil of the temple was rent from top to bottom, or in the midst (Matthew 27:51 Mark 15:38 Luke 23:45; compare in Mishna, Mid. ii. 1; iv.7). This fact is the basis of the profound truth expressed by the writer to the Hebrews that Jesus, by His sacrificial death, opened for all believers a way into the holiest "through the veil, that is to say, his flesh" (Hebrews 10:20). See TABERNACLE; TEMPLE.
Greek2665. katapetasma -- a curtain (the inner veil of the temple)
... a curtain (the inner veil of the temple). Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration:
katapetasma Phonetic Spelling: (kat-ap-et'-as-mah) Short Definition: a ...
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1942. epikalumma -- a cover, veil
2571. kalumma -- a covering
2619. katakalupto -- to cover up
3871. parakalupto -- to cover (by hanging something beside), to ...
4018. peribolaion -- that which is thrown around, a covering
2572. kalupto -- to cover
4780. sugkalupto -- to cover completely
4028. perikalupto -- to cover around
3565. numphe -- a bride, a young woman
Strong's Hebrew6809. tsaiph -- a wrapper, shawl, or veil
... 6808, 6809. tsaiph. 6810 . a wrapper, shawl, or veil. Transliteration:
tsaiph Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-eef') Short Definition: veil. ...
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6777. tsammah -- (woman's) veil
7289. radid -- a wide wrapper, large veil
4533. masveh -- a veil
4555. mispachah -- a long veil
7479. realah -- probably a veil
1852. doq -- a veil, curtain
6532. paroketh -- a curtain
4539. masak -- a covering, screen
5968. alaph -- to cover
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Within the Veil
The Veil of Veronica.
Of the Rending of the Veil of the Temple, and of the Question ...
The Veil Over all Nations
The Veil Lifted. February 8.
Lifting of the Veil. August 21.
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A Present Veil. November 25.
The Rent Veil
ThesaurusVeil (67 Occurrences)
... 2 Corinthians 3:13-15). (3.) Masveh (Exodus 34:33, 35), the veil on the
face of Moses. This verse should be read, "And when Moses ...
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Vail (44 Occurrences)
Curtain (60 Occurrences)
Screen (26 Occurrences)
Clasps (7 Occurrences)
Ark-cover (21 Occurrences)
Separation (50 Occurrences)
Mercy-seat (23 Occurrences)
Covering (191 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceVeil (67 Occurrences)
Matthew 27:51 Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.
Mark 15:38 The veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.
Luke 17:30 Exactly so will it be on the day that the veil is lifted from the Son of Man.
Luke 23:45 The sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two.
Acts 9:18 And straight away it seemed as if a veil was taken from his eyes, and he was able to see; and he got up, and had baptism;
1 Corinthians 2:10 For us, however, God has drawn aside the veil through the teaching of the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, including the depths of the divine nature.
1 Corinthians 11:4 A man who wears a veil when praying or prophesying dishonors his Head;
1 Corinthians 11:6 If a woman will not wear a veil, let her also cut off her hair. But since it is a dishonor to a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her wear a veil.
1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man ought not to have a veil on his head, since he is the image and glory of God; while woman is the glory of man.
1 Corinthians 11:10 For this cause the woman ought to have authority on her head, because of the angels.
1 Corinthians 11:15 But woman, if she have long hair, it is glory to her; for the long hair is given to her in lieu of a veil.
2 Corinthians 3:13 and not as Moses, who put a veil on his face, that the children of Israel wouldn't look steadfastly on the end of that which was passing away.
2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were hardened, for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains, because in Christ it passes away.
2 Corinthians 3:15 But to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.
2 Corinthians 3:16 But whenever one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
2 Corinthians 4:3 Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish;
Hebrews 6:19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and entering into that which is within the veil;
Hebrews 9:3 After the second veil was the tabernacle which is called the Holy of Holies,
Hebrews 10:20 by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
James 5:20 let him know that he who brings a sinner back from his evil ways will save the man's soul from death and throw a veil over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 Above all continue to love one another fervently, for love throws a veil over a multitude of faults.
Genesis 24:65 She said to the servant, "Who is the man who is walking in the field to meet us?" The servant said, "It is my master." She took her veil, and covered herself.
Genesis 38:14 She took off of her the garments of her widowhood, and covered herself with her veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gate of Enaim, which is by the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she wasn't given to him as a wife.
Genesis 38:19 She arose, and went away, and put off her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
Exodus 26:31 "You shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cherubim. The work of the skillful workman shall it be made.
Exodus 26:33 You shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring the ark of the testimony in there within the veil: and the veil shall separate the holy place from the most holy for you.
Exodus 26:35 You shall set the table outside the veil, and the lampstand over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and you shall put the table on the north side.
Exodus 27:16 And across the doorway, a veil of twenty cubits of the best linen, made of needlework of blue and purple and red, with four pillars and four bases.
Exodus 27:21 In the Tent of Meeting, outside the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before Yahweh: it shall be a statute forever throughout their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.
Exodus 30:6 You shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.
Exodus 34:33 When Moses was done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.
Exodus 34:34 But when Moses went in before Yahweh to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out; and he came out, and spoke to the children of Israel that which he was commanded.
Exodus 34:35 The children of Israel saw Moses' face, that the skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.
Exodus 35:12 the ark, and its poles, the mercy seat, the veil of the screen;
Exodus 36:35 He made the veil of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim. He made it the work of a skillful workman.
Exodus 38:27 The one hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the veil; one hundred sockets for the one hundred talents, a talent for a socket.
Exodus 39:34 the covering of rams' skins dyed red, the covering of sea cow hides, the veil of the screen,
Exodus 39:38 the golden altar, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, the screen for the door of the Tent,
Exodus 40:3 You shall put the ark of the testimony in it, and you shall screen the ark with the veil.
Exodus 40:5 You shall set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle.
Exodus 40:8 You shall set up the court around it, and hang up the screen of the gate of the court.
Exodus 40:21 He brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
Exodus 40:22 He put the table in the Tent of Meeting, on the side of the tabernacle northward, outside of the veil.
Exodus 40:26 He put the golden altar in the Tent of Meeting before the veil;
Exodus 40:28 He put up the screen of the door to the tabernacle.
Exodus 40:33 He raised up the court around the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the screen of the gate of the court. So Moses finished the work.
Leviticus 4:6 The priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before Yahweh, before the veil of the sanctuary.
Leviticus 4:17 and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before Yahweh, before the veil.
Leviticus 16:2 and Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron your brother, not to come at all times into the Most Holy Place within the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark; lest he die: for I will appear in the cloud on the mercy seat.
Leviticus 16:12 He shall take a censer full of coals of fire from off the altar before Yahweh, and two handfuls of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil:
Leviticus 16:15 "Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, and do with his blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
Leviticus 21:23 He shall not come near to the veil, nor come near to the altar, because he has a blemish; that he may not profane my sanctuaries, for I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.'"
Leviticus 24:3 Outside of the veil of the Testimony, in the Tent of Meeting, shall Aaron keep it in order from evening to morning before Yahweh continually: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.
Numbers 3:25 In the Tent of meeting, the Gershonites are to have the care of the House, and the Tent with its cover, and the veil for the door of the Tent of meeting,
Numbers 3:31 In their care are the ark, and the table, and the lights, and the altars, and all the vessels used in the holy place, and the veil, and all they are used for.
Numbers 4:5 When the camp moves forward, Aaron shall go in, and his sons, and they shall take down the veil of the screen, and cover the ark of the Testimony with it,
Numbers 18:7 You and your sons with you shall keep your priesthood for everything of the altar, and for that within the veil; and you shall serve: I give you the priesthood as a service of gift: and the stranger who comes near shall be put to death."
2 Chronicles 3:14 He made the veil of blue, and purple, and crimson, and fine linen, and ornamented it with cherubim.
Job 22:14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he doesn't see. He walks on the vault of the sky.'
Job 26:6 The underworld is uncovered before him, and Destruction has no veil.
Song of Songs 4:1 Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is as a flock of goats, that descend from Mount Gilead.
Song of Songs 4:3 Your lips are like scarlet thread. Your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.
Song of Songs 5:7 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
Song of Songs 6:7 Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.
Isaiah 25:7 He will destroy in this mountain the surface of the covering that covers all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
Isaiah 44:18 They have no knowledge or wisdom; for he has put a veil over their eyes, so that they may not see; and on their hearts, so that they may not give attention.
Isaiah 47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal; remove your veil, strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers.
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