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(1) Semikah , the thick plaid or rug wherewith Jael covered Sisera (Judges 4:18).

(2) The meil , the priestly robe which the child Samuel's mother made for him, a miniature of his robe in later life (1 Samuel 2:19; 1 Samuel 15:27; 1 Samuel 28:14).

(3) Μataphah (Isaiah 3:22), a lady's outer full tunic, with sleeves, reaching to the feet.

(4) 'addereth , Elijah the prophet's sole mantle except the leather girdle about his loins (1 Kings 19:13; 1 Kings 19:19); the Septuagint render it "sheepskin." The recognized dress of a prophet (Zechariah 13:4, "a rough garment" of prophets).

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Mantle'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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