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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Forehead

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FOREHEAD . In Jeremiah 3:3 a whore’s forehead is a type of shamelessness; in Ezekiel 3:8; Ezekiel 3:8 the forehead stands for obstinacy. In Ezekiel 9:4 the righteous receive a mark, probably the letter Taw , on their forehead. Hence the symbolism in Revelation 7:3 , etc., where the mark is the Divine signet. It is doubtful what is the mark of the beast ( Revelation 13:15 ); see Swete, ad loc. Revelation 17:5 is a probable allusion to a custom of Roman harlots. Shaving the forehead in sign of mourning is forbidden ( Deuteronomy 14:1 ). For Ezekiel 16:12 , see RV [Note: Revised Version.] . See also Marks.

C. W. Emmet.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Forehead'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/f/forehead.html. 1909.

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