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earrings

rings for the ear (Genesis 35:4; Num. 31:50; Ezek. 16:12)

In Genesis 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.

Earrings were ornaments used by both sexes (Ex. 32:2).

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