Dictionary Mode: easton:Apparel
Apparel @ In Old Testament times the distinction between male and female attire was not very marked. The statute forbidding men to wear female apparel Deuteronomy:22:5) referred especially to ornaments and head-dresses. Both men and women wore (1) an under garment or tunic, which was bound by a girdle. One who had only this tunic on was spoken of as "naked" ( 1Samuel:19:24; Job:24:10; Isaiah:20:2). Those in high stations sometimes wore two tunics, the outer being called the "upper garment" ( 1Samuel:15:27 1Samuel:18:4 1Samuel:24:5 ; Job:1:20). (2.) They wore in common an over-garment ("mantle," Isaiah:3:22; kjvKings:19:13; 2Kings:2:13), a loose and flowing robe. The folds of this upper garment could be formed into a lap Ruth:3:15; Psalms:79:12; Proverbs:17:23; Luke:6:38). Generals of armies usually wore scarlet robes Judges:8:26; Nahum:2:3). A form of conspicuous raiment is mentioned in Luke:20:46; comp. Matthew:23:5. Priests alone wore trousers. Both men and women wore turbans. Kings and nobles usually had a store of costly garments for festive occasions Isaiah:3:22; Zechariah:3:4) and for presents Genesis:45:22; Esther:4:4 Esther:6:8 Esther:6:11; 1Samuel:18:4; 2Kings:5:5 2Kings:10:22). Prophets and ascetics wore coarse garments Isaiah:20:2; Zechariah:13:4; Matthew:3:4).
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