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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Silk

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In the time of the Ptolemies, came to Greece and Rome from the far east of China, etc., by the way of Alexandria, and was sold for its weight in gold. It sometimes came in the form of skeins, and was woven into a light and thin gauze. It is mentioned in Revelation 18:12 , and probably in Ezekiel 16:10,13 . In Genesis 41:42 and Proverbs 31:22 , the word rendered silk in our version is the same that is elsewhere correctly rendered fine linen. It is not known how early or extensively the Jews used it.


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Silk'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/s/silk.html. 1859.

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