[b-hebrew] Horse and Rider and britches.
kwrandolph at email.com
Tue Mar 30 02:56:33 EST 2004
Thank you for an entertaining few
hours. It was like a vacation.
>From looking at returns from a Google
search for trousers history ancient I
came up with information that trousers
were known as far west as Denmark and
as far east as China during the bronze
age, probably invented on the steppes
of central Europe around 6000 years
ago. (As far as I can tell, trouser
wearing in Denmark was not connected
with a horse riding culture.)
The question becomes, were the trousers
mentioned in Exodus the fully sewn
trousers as known above, or were these
merely a long strip of cloth wrapped
around the loins into trousers as is
practiced in India even today?
Karl W. Randolph.
Ps. I take that date above with a big
grain of salt ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>
> While we're on this subject. Does anyone know about the date and origin
> of pants, britches? I had heard that the term in Exodus is anachronistic
> because no one wore pants until they started riding horses, and that
> they were initiated by the Medes in 800 or later.
> Whence pants?
> Liz Fried
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