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Bible Usage:


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

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

The art of embroidery was known to the Jews (Exodus 26:36; 35:35; 38:23; Judges 5:30; Psalms 45:14). The skill of the women in this art was seen in the preparation of the sacerdotal robes of the high priest (Exodus 28). It seems that the art became hereditary in certain families (1 Chronicles 4:21). The Assyrians were also noted for their embroidered robes (Ezekiel 27:24).

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EMBROID'ER, verb transitive To border with ornamental needle-work, or figures; to adorn with raised figures of needle-work; as cloth, stuffs or muslin.

Thou shalt embroider the coat of fine line. Exodus 28:39.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EMBROID'ERED, participle passive Adorned with figures of needle-work.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Various explanations have been offered as to the distinction between "needle-work" and "cunning work." Probably neither term expresses just what is to-day understood by embroidery, though the latter may come nearest to it. The art of embroidery by the loom was extensively practiced among the nations of antiquity. In addition to the Egyptians, the Babylonians were celebrated for it.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EMBROID'ERER, noun One who embroiders.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EMBROID'ERING, participle present tense Ornamenting with figured needle-work.

Naves Topical Index

In blue and purple and scarlet:

On the curtains of the tabernacle
Exodus 26:1; Exodus 26:36; Exodus 27:16

On the girdle and coat of the high priest, mingled with gold
Exodus 28:4; Exodus 28:39

On the garments of Sisera
Judges 5:30

On the garments of princes
Ezekiel 26:16

On the garments of women
Psalms 45:14; Ezekiel 16:10; Ezekiel 16:13; Ezekiel 16:18

Bezaleel and Aholiab divinely inspired for, in the work of the tabernacle
Exodus 35:30-35; Exodus 38:22-23

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EMBROID'ERY, noun Work in gold, silver or silk thread, formed by the needle on cloth, stuffs and muslin, into various figures; variegated needle-work.

1. Variegation or diversity of figures and colors; as the natural embroidery of meadows.