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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Weaving

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Weaving. The art of weaving was practised with great skill by the Egyptians at a very early period. The "vestures of fine linen" such as Joseph wore, Genesis 41:42, were the product of Egyptian looms. The Israelites attained a proficiency which enabled them to execute the hangings of the tabernacle, Exodus 35:35; 1 Chronicles 4:21, and other artistic textures. The textures produced by the Jewish weavers were very various. The coarser kinds, such as tent-cloth, sack-cloth, and the "hairy garments of the poor," were made of goat's or camel's hair. Exodus 26:7; Matthew 3:4. Wool was extensively used for ordinary clothing, Leviticus 13:47; Proverbs 27:26; Proverbs 31:13; Ezekiel 27:18; while for finer work flax was used, varying in quality, and producing the different textures described in the Bible as "linen" and "fine linen." The mixture of wool and flax in cloth intended for a garment was forbidden. Leviticus 19:19; Deuteronomy 22:11.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Weaving'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/w/weaving.html. 1893.

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