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Apparel


In Old Testament times the distinction between male and female attire was not very marked. The statute forbidding men to wear female apparel (Deut. 22:5) referred especially to ornaments and head-dresses. Both men and women wore (1) an under garment or "tunic, which was bound by a girdle. One who had only this tunic" "on was spoken of as "naked" (1 Sam. 19:24; Job 24:10; Isa." "20:2). Those in high stations sometimes wore two tunics, the" "outer being called the "upper garment" (1 Sam. 15:27; 18:4;" 24:5; Job 1:20). (2.) They wore in common an over-garment "("mantle," Isa. 3:22; 1 Kings 19:13; 2 Kings 2:13), a loose and" flowing robe. The folds of this upper garment could be formed into a lap (Ruth 3:15; Ps. 79:12; Prov. 17:23; Luke 6:38). Generals of armies usually wore scarlet robes (Judg. 8:26; Nah. 2:3). A form of conspicuous raiment is mentioned in Luke 20:46; comp. Matt. 23:5. "Priests alone wore trousers. Both men and women wore turbans. Kings and nobles usually had a store of costly garments for festive occasions (Isa. 3:22; Zech. 3:4) and for presents (Gen. "45:22; Esther 4:4; 6:8, 11; 1 Sam. 18:4; 2 Kings 5:5; 10:22)." Prophets and ascetics wore coarse garments (Isa. 20:2; Zech. 13:4; Matt. 3:4).


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