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Silk

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”).

In Gen. 41:42 (marginal note Authorized Version), Prov. 31:22 (Revised Version, “fine linen”), the word “silk” ought to be “fine linen.”

Silk was common in New Testament times (Rev. 18:12).