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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Latchet

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lach´et ( שׂרוך , serōkh ; ἱμάς , himás ): Leather thong used for tying on sandals (see Genesis 14:23; Mark 1:7 parallel). The stooping to untie the dusty shoe-latchet was esteemed by Orientals a service that was at once petty and defiling, and was usually assigned to menials.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Latchet'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/l/latchet.html. 1915.

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