The Bible

Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

1. Anklets (Numbers 31:50; 2 Samuel 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 Isaiah 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 Solomon 5:14, R.V.). They were of many various forms. The weight of those presented by Eliezer to Rebekah was ten shekels (Genesis 24:22).

Naves Topical Index

Present of
Genesis 24:22

Worn by women
Genesis 24:30; Isaiah 3:19

Worn by men
Genesis 38:18; Genesis 38:25

Dedicated to the tabernacle
Exodus 35:22; Numbers 31:50

Taken as spoils
Numbers 31:50; 2 Samuel 1:10

Ezekiel 16:11

Smith's Bible Dictionary

[ARMLET] Bracelets of fine twisted Venetian gold are still common in Egypt. In (Genesis 38:18,25) the word rendered "bracelet" means probably a string by which a seal-ring was suspended. Men as well as women wore bracelets, as we see from (Solomon 5:14) Layard says of the Assyrian kings, "The arms were encircled by armlets, and the wrists by bracelets."

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. An ornament for the wrist, worn by ladies. This ornament seems anciently to have been worn by men as well as women.

2. A piece of defensive armor for the arm.