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Girdle: 1. Heb. hagor, a girdle of any kind worn by soldiers (1 Samuel 18:4)

(2 Samuel 20:8; 1 Kings 2:5; 2 Kings 3:21) or women (Isaiah 3:24)

2. Heb. 'ezor, something "bound," worn by (a) prophets (2 Kings 1:8) (Jeremiah 13:1) (b)soldiers (Isaiah 5:27; 2 Samuel 20:8; Ezekiel 23:15) (c) Kings (Job 12:18)

3. Heb. mezah, a "band," a girdle worn by men alone (Psalms 109:19)

(Isaiah 22:21)

4. Heb. 'abnet, the girdle of sacerdotal and state officers

(Exodus 28:4,39,40; 29:9; 39:29)

5. Heb. hesheb, the "curious girdle" (Exodus 28:8) R.V., "cunningly woven band") was attached to the ephod, and was made of the same material.

The common girdle was made of leather (2 Kings 1:8; Matthew 3:4) a finer sort of linen (Jeremiah 13:1; Ezekiel 16:10; Daniel 10:5) Girdles of sackcloth were worn in token of sorrow (Isaiah 3:24; 22:12) They were variously fastened to the wearer (Mark 1:6; Jeremiah 13:1; Ezekiel 16:10) The girdle was a symbol of strength and power (Job 12:18,21; 30:11; Isaiah 22:21; 45:5) "Righteousness and faithfulness" are the girdle of the Messiah (Isaiah 11:5) Girdles were used as purses or pockets (Matthew 10:9) A.V., "purses;" R.V., marg., "girdles." Also (Mark 6:8)

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