The art of embroidery was known to the Jews (Exodus 26:36; 35:35; 38:23; Judges 5:30; Psalm 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 (Ezek. 27:24).

Author: Matthew G. Easton.

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