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earrings

rings for the ear (Genesis 35:4; Numbers 31:50; Ezek. 16:12)

In Genesis 24:47 the word means a nose-jewel, and is so rendered in the Revised King James Version. In Isaiah 3:20 the King James Version has “ear-rings,” and the Revised King James Version “amulets,” which more correctly represents the original word (lehashim), which means incantations; charms, thus remedies against enchantment, worn either suspended from the neck or in the ears of females.

Earrings were ornaments used by both sexes (Exodus 32:2).

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