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Hebrew: demeshek, “damask”—silk cloth manufactured at Damascus, Amos 3:12. Authorized Version, “in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch;” Revised Version, “in the corner of a couch, and on the silken cushions of a bed” (marginal note, “in Damascus on a bed”)
Hebrew: Shi'hor—(Ezek. 16:10, 13, rendered “silk”).
Silk was common in New Testament times (Rev. 18:12).