[b-hebrew] what are the wings of a garment?

gfsomsel at juno.com gfsomsel at juno.com
Sat Nov 20 03:30:28 EST 2004


On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 22:57:52 -0800 Jonathan Walther <krooger at debian.org>
writes:
> Wings of garment seems to be a Hebrew idiom.  What does it refer to
> though?  Were the King James translators justified in translating it 
> as
> "hem"?  Why not "arms"?  Are there any extra-biblical sources that 
> shed
> light on this?
> 
> In what way does a covering have "four" wings"?
> 
> Jonathan
> _______________________________________________

See Jer 13.26 where "arms" would hardly seem to be appropriate but
"skirts" would be.

george
gfsomsel



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