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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Curtain

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kur´t 'n , -ten, -tin: The word ordinarily used for curtain is יריעה , yerı̄‛āh ̌ . Thus in Exodus 26:1 ; Exodus 36:8 of the curtains of the tabernacle (see TABERNACLE ); in 2 Samuel 7:2 ; Psalm 104:2 ; Song of Solomon 1:5 ; Isaiah 54:2 ; Jeremiah 4:20 ; Jeremiah 10:20 ; Jeremiah 49:29 ; Habakkuk 3:7 .

Figurative: In Isaiah 40:22 (like Psalm 104:2 , of the heavens), the word used is דּק , dōḳ , literally, "gauze.»

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Curtain'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/c/curtain.html. 1915.

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Monday, September 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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