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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Eyes, Painting of

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As Jezebel did (2 Kings 9:30 margin; Jeremiah 4:30), "thou rentest (distendest, triest to make appear large or laceratest) thy eyes (margin) with painting." Oriental women puncture and paint the eyelids with antimony or kohl (a black powder made of the smoke black by burning frankincense) to make them look full and sparkling, the blackened margin contrasting with the white of the eye (Ezekiel 23:40). )Compare KEREN-HAPPUCH.)

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Eyes, Painting of'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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