- Bible Reference: 2 Samuel 1:10
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H685 Used 1 time
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.
[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."
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.