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Bible Dictionaries

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Covering of the Eyes

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Occurs only in Genesis 20:16 . In the Revised Version the rendering is "it (i.e., Abimelech's present of 1,000 pieces of silver to Abraham) is for thee a covering of the eyes." This has been regarded as an implied advice to Sarah to conform to the custom of married women, and wear a complete veil, covering the eyes as well as the rest of the face.

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Covering of the Eyes'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/c/covering-of-the-eyes.html. 1897.

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