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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Rings properly for the ear (Genesis 35:4
; Numbers 31:50
; Ezekiel 16:12
). In Genesis 24:47
the word means a nose-jewel, and is so rendered in the Revised Version. In Isaiah 3:20
the Authorized Version has "ear-rings," and the Revised Version "amulets," which more correctly represents the original word (lehashim), which means incantations; charms, thus remedies against enchantment, worn either suspended from the neck or in the ears of females. Ear-rings were ornaments used by both sexes ( Exodus 32:2
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Earrings'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/e/earrings.html. 1897.