Earrings

Rings properly for the ear (Gen. 35:4; Num. 31:50; Ezek. 16:12). “In Gen. 24:47 the word means a nose-jewel, and is so rendered in” the Revised Version. In Isa. 3:20 the Authorized Version has “ear-rings, and the Revised Version “amulets,” which more” “correctly represents the original word (lehashim), which means” “incantations; charms, thus remedies against enchantment, worn” either suspended from the neck or in the ears of females. Ear-rings were ornaments used by both sexes (Ex. 32:2).

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