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bolster

The Hebrew word kebir, rendered “pillow” in 1 Samuel 19:13, 16, but in Revised King James Version margin notes “quilt” or “network,” probably means some counterpane or veil intended to protect the head of the sleeper.

A different Hebrew word (meraashoth') is used for “bolster” (1 Samuel 26:7, 11, 16). It is rightly rendered in Revised King James Version “at his head.”

In Genesis 28:11, 18 the King James Version renders it “for his pillows,” and the Revised King James Version “under his head.”

In Ezek. 13:18, 20 another Hebrew word (kesathoth) is used, properly denoting “cushions” or “pillows,” as so translated both in the King James Version and the Revised King James Version.

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