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KERCHIEFS (from the Fr. couvrechef , a covering for the head) are mentioned only in Ezekiel 13:18 ; Ezekiel 13:21 , a somewhat obscure passage having reference to certain forms of divination or sorcery, which required the head to be covered. They evidently varied in length with the height of the wearer ( Ezekiel 13:18 ), and perhaps resembled the long veils worn by the female captives from Lachish represented on an Assyr. [Note: Assyrian.] sculpture, see Dress, § 5 ( b ).

A. R. S. Kennedy.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Kerchiefs'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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