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Head-dress
        The Hebrews do not appear to have regarded a covering for the head as an essential article of dress. Hats were unknown. The earliest notice we have of such a thing is in connection with the sacerdotal vestments. Ex 28:40 The tsaniph (something like a turban) is noticed as being worn by nobles, Job 29:14 ladies, Isa 3:23 and kings, Isa 62:3 while the peer was an article of holiday dress, Isa 61:3 Authorized Version "beauty;" Eze 24:17,23 and was worn at weddings. Isa 61:10 The ordinary head-dress of the Bedouin consists of the keffieh, a square handkerchief, generally of red and yellow cotton or cotton and silk, folded so that three of the corners hang down over the back and shoulders, leaving the face exposed, and bound round the head by a cord. It is not improbable that a similar covering was used by the Hebrews on certain occasions. The Assyrian head-dress is described in Eze 23:15 under the terms "exceeding in dyed attire." The word rendered "hats" in Da 3:21 properly applies to a cloak.


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