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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
Mark On the Person
(in this sense תָּו, tav, Ezekiel 9:4; Ezekiel 9:6; χάραγμα, Revelation 13 sq.), a brand or other character fixed upon the forehead (q.v.), hand, etc., usually of slaves, for the purpose of identifying them. (See SLAVE).
In the case of Cain (Genesis 4:15), a special token (אוֹת, sign, as elsewhere rendered) was assigned him in assurance of safety. (See CAIN).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Mark On the Person'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/m/mark-on-the-person.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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