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Ring. The ring was regarded as an indispensable article of a Hebrew’s attire, inasmuch as it contained his signet. It was hence the symbol of authority. Gen. 41:42; Esth. 3:10. Rings were worn not only by men, but by women. Isa. 3:21. We may conclude from Ex. 28:11 that the rings contained a stone engraven with a device or with the owner’s name. The custom appears also to have prevailed among the Jews of the apostolic age. James 2:2.

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Egyptian Weighing Rings for Money. (See Money.)

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Rings and Signets.