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5176 ring

5176 ring

An ornament or a status symbol, sometimes used in sacred furnishings or as a charm.

Rings worn as jewellery

Gold nose rings, worn especially by women These were often given by a suitor as a symbol of betrothal: Ge 24:22,30,47; Pr 11:22; Isa 3:21; Eze 16:12

The signet ring as a sign of authority Ge 41:42; Nu 31:50; Est 3:10,12; Est 8:8; Da 6:17 People are sometimes symbolically referred to as God’s signet ring, having his seal of ownership and authority: Jer 22:24; Hag 2:23

Gold ear-rings, worn by men and women Ear-rings were sometimes used as charms or amulets: Ge 35:4; Ex 32:2-3; Ex 35:22; Jdg 8:24-25

Rings as indications of wealth or status

Job 42:11; Hos 2:13; Lk 15:22; Jas 2:2

Rings used in sacred furnishings

On the ark of the covenant Ex 25:12-15

On the table Ex 25:26-27

In the tabernacle Ex 26:24-29

On priestly garments Ex 28:23-24

For carrying altars Ex 27:4-7; Ex 30:4; Ex 37:27

See also

1670symbols
4333gold
5139bracelet
5171nose
5215authority
5518seal
5654betrothal
5708marriage
5778adorning
5915ornaments
7306ark of the covenant
7459tabernacle, in OT

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