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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Chain

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CHAIN is used in two different senses. 1 . Chains for securing prisoners are denoted by a variety of words in OT and NT, which are also rendered by ‘ bonds ’ or ‘fetters,’ although the monuments show that ropes were more generally used for this purpose. 2 . A chain of precious metal was worn as a sign of rank, as by Joseph and Daniel, or purely as an ornament. See Ornaments, § 2 .

A. R. S. Kennedy.


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Chain'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/c/chain.html. 1909.

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