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Bible Dictionaries

Holman Bible Dictionary

Paint

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A mixture of pigment and liquid used to apply a closely adhering, colorful coat to a surface. Most scriptural references are to painting the eyes. See Cosmetics . The sole exception is Jeremiah 22:14 which refers to Jehoiakim's plans to paint his palace vermilion. The prohibition of making images ( Exodus 20:4 ) perhaps curtailed development of painting in Israel. Archaeologists have uncovered numerous tomb and palace paintings in both Egypt and Mesopotamia.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Paint'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/p/paint.html. 1991.

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