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Holman Bible Dictionary

Finery

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Modern translation of Hebrew term for the luxuriousness of the jewelry and clothing worn by the society women of Jerusalem (Isaiah 3:18 ). KJV reads “bravery”; NAS, “beauty.” The Hebrew word describes the beauty or glory of Aaron's priestly clothes (Exodus 28:2 ), the glory of God's house (Isaiah 60:7 ), battle field honor (Judges 4:9 ), and the pompous (NAS) pride (NIV) of the Assyrian king (Isaiah 10:12 ). Thus finery in itself is not bad, but prideful human attitudes concerning it soon became sinful.


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Finery'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/f/finery.html. 1991.

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Sunday, November 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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