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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The other Hebrew word for bell is found only in Exodus 28:33 f; Exodus 39:25 , Exodus 39:26 , where "bells of gold" are directed to be attached to the hem of Aaron's official robe, that the people may hear him when he enters and quits the sanctuary. Bells were not employed by the Hebrews to summon the congregation to worship, nor do Mohammedans so use them at the present day. The church bell is a peculiarly Christian institution, said to have been introduced by Bishop Paulinus of Nola in Campania, who lived about the end of the 4th century. Little bells, however, like those attached to the hem of Aaron's robe, frequently form part of the harness of horses, or are fastened to the necks of the he-goats or wethers that lead the flock in eastern lands.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Bell'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/b/bell.html. 1915.