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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Swaddling Clothes

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1: σπαργανόω
(Strong's #4683 — Verb — sparganoo — spar-gan-o'-o )

"to swathe" (from sparganon, "a swathing band"), signifies "to wrap in swaddling clothes" in Luke 2:7,12 . The idea that the word means "rags" is without foundation. In the Sept., Job 38:9 ; Ezekiel 16:4 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Swaddling Clothes'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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