Mitre: (Heb. mitsnepheth), something rolled round the head; the turban or
head-dress of the high priest
(Exodus 28:4,37,39; 29:6) etc. In the
Authorized Version of
(Ezekiel 21:26) this Hebrew word is rendered
"diadem," but in the Revised Version, "mitre." It was a twisted band
of fine linen, 8 yards in length, coiled into the form of a cap,
and worn on official occasions
(Leviticus 8:9; 16:4; Zechariah 3:5) On the front of
it was a golden plate with the inscription, "Holiness to the Lord."
The mitsnepheth differed from the mitre or head-dress (migba'ah) of
the common priest.