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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Pillows

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The prophet speaks of "sewing pillows to arm holes." There is here, probably, an allusion to the easy indulgence of the great. To this day in the east they cover the floors of their houses with carpets: and along the sides of the wall or floor, a range of narrow beds or mattresses is often placed upon these carpets; and, for their farther ease and convenience, several velvet or damask bolsters are placed upon these carpets or mattresses,—indulgences that seem to be alluded to by the stretching of themselves upon couches, and by "the sewing of pillows to arm holes,"

Ezekiel 13:18 ; Amos 6:4 .


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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Pillows'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wtd/p/pillows.html. 1831-2.

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