The bells first mentioned in Scripture are the small golden “bells attached to the hem of the high priest’s ephod (Ex. 28:33,” “34, 35). The “bells of the horses” mentioned by Zechariah” (14:20) were attached to the bridles or belts round the necks of “horses trained for war, so as to accustom them to noise and” tumult.

“Occurs only in Jer. 6:29, in relation to the casting of metal.” Probably they consisted of leather bags similar to those common in Egypt.

The seat of the carnal affections (Titus 1:12; Phil. 3:19; Rom. 16:18). The word is used symbolically for the heart (Prov. 18:8; “20:27; 22:18, marg.). The “belly of hell” signifies the grave or” underworld (Jonah 2:2).

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