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bracelet

  1. Anklets (Num. 31:50; 2 Sam. 1:10), and with reference to men.

  2. The rendering of a Hebrew word meaning fasteners, found in Genesis 24:22, 30, 47.

  3. In Isa. 3:19, the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning chains, i.e., twisted or chain-like bracelets.

  4. In Exodus 35:22 it designates properly a clasp for fastening the dress of females. Some interpret it as a nose-ring.

  5. In Genesis 38:18, 25, the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning “thread,” and may denote the ornamental cord with which the signet was suspended from the neck of the wearer.

Bracelets were worn by men as well as by women (Song of Songs 5:14, Revised Version). They were of many various forms. The weight of those presented by Eliezer to Rebekah was ten shekels (Genesis 24:22).