7462 tassel

7462 tassel

A fringe of twisted threads attached to the bottom edge of Israelite men’s cloaks. The Pharisees lengthened the tassels on their cloaks to draw attention to their piety.

Tassels attached to outer garments

On the corners of garments Nu 15:38 See also Dt 22:12

On the cloak of Jesus Christ Mt 9:20 pp Mk 5:27 pp Lk 8:44 The woman probably touched the tassels on Jesus Christ’s cloak. See also Mt 14:36 pp Mk 6:56

Tassels as a reminder of God’s law

Nu 15:39-41 The movement of the tassels would draw back wandering eyes to God and his law.

Ostentatious tassels symbolise outward religious show

Mt 23:5-7 pp Mk 12:38-39 pp Lk 20:46 See also Mt 6:1-6

See also

1670symbols
4807colours
5144cloak
5375law
7394memorial
7410phylactery
7550Pharisees
8453obedience
8467reminders
8670remembering
8767hypocrisy

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