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Bed. The Jewish bed consisted of the mattress, a mere mat, or one or more quilts; the covering, a finer quilt, or sometimes, the outer garment worn by day, 1 Samuel 19:13, which, the law provided, should not be kept in pledge after sunset, that the poor man might not lack his needful covering, Deuteronomy 24:13, the pillow, 1 Samuel 19:13, probably formed of sheep's fleece or goat's skin with a stuffing of cotton, etc.; the bedstead, a divan or bench along the side or end of the room, sufficing as a support for the bedding.

Besides, we have bedsteads made of ivory, wood, etc. Referred to in Deuteronomy 3:11; Amos 6:4. The ornamental portions were pillars and a canopy, Judith 13:9, ivory carvings, gold and silver, and probably mosaic work, purple and fine linen. Esther 1:6; Song of Solomon 3:9-10. The ordinary furniture of a bedchamber, in private life, is given in 2 Kings 4:10.

Bibliography Information
Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Bed'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​sbd/​b/bed.html. 1901.
 
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