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Mantle


Mantle, the word employed in the DAV to translate no less than four Hebrew terms, entirely distinct and independent in both derivation and meaning.

1. Judges 4:18, the garment with which Jael covered Sisera.

2. Rendered “mantle” in 1 Sam. 15:27; 28:14; Ezra 9:3, 5, etc. This word is in other passages of the DAV rendered “coat,” “cloak,” and “robe.”

3. Isa. 3:22 only. Apparently some article of a lady’s dress.

4. 1 Kings 19:13, 19; 2 Kings 2:8, 13, 14. The sole garment of the prophet Elijah. It was probably of sheepskin, such as is worn by the modern dervishes.