spinning and weaving

spinning and weaving

The arts of producing yarn and cloth from fibers of various kinds. The women of Israel spun the wool, flax, and goats’ hair for the tabernacle hangings and coverings (Exod 35:25-26), though the weaving was done, or directed, by men (v. 35). Before Josiah’s reforms women wove vestments in the Temple for the Asherah cult figure (2Kgs 23:7). Delilah wove Samson’s locks in her loom (Judg 16:13-14).

Exod 35:25-26

25All the skillful women spun with their hands, and brought what they had spun in blue and purple and crimson yarns and fine linen;26all the women whose hearts ... View more

2Kgs 23:7

7He broke down the houses of the male temple prostitutes that were in the house of the Lord, where the women did weaving for Asherah.

Judg 16:13-14

13Then Delilah said to Samson, “Until now you have mocked me and told me lies; tell me how you could be bound.” He said to her, “If you weave the seven locks of ... View more

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