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habergeon

an Old English word for breastplate

In Job 41:26 (Hebrew: shiryah), it is properly a “coat of mail;” the Revised King James Version has “pointed shaft.”

In Ex. 28:32; 39:23, it denotes a military garment strongly and thickly woven and covered with mail round the neck and breast. Such linen corselets have been found in Egypt. The word used in these verses is tahra, which is of Egyptian origin. The Revised King James Version, however, renders it by “coat of mail.”

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