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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Bracelet

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Properly an ornament for the wrist, or for the arm above or below the elbow; but sometimes used also in the Bible to signify an ornament worn of the leg, Numbers 31:50 Isaiah 3:19 . Armlets were worn by men, sometimes as a badge of royalty, 2 Samuel 1:10 . Bracelets were of great variety of materials and forms; were usually large, and often of great value, Genesis 24:22 .

The woman of Syria and Arabia at this day wear rings round their legs, to which are fastened many other lesser rings, with make a tinkling noise, like little bells, when they walk. These rings are fixed above the ankle, and are of gold, silver, copper, glass, or even of varnished earth, according to the condition of the wearer. The princesses wear large hollow rings of gold, within which are enclosed little pebbles, that tinkle. See RINGS .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Bracelet'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/b/bracelet.html. 1859.

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