Metal rings connected in series. Made of various metals both base and precious, they were used in ancient Israel for decorative purposes, as jewelry (Ezek 16:11
), for architectural ornamentation (1Kgs 7:17
), and in assembling the priestly vestments (Exod 28:14
). Later, chains were used to bind people (Mark 5:3-4
; Acts 12:6-7
), replacing fetters and ropes.
11I adorned you with ornaments: I put bracelets on your arms, a chain on your neck,
17There were nets of checker work with wreaths of chain work for the capitals on the tops of the pillars; seven for the one capital, and seven for the other cap ... View more
14and two chains of pure gold, twisted like cords; and you shall attach the corded chains to the settings.
3He lived among the tombs; and no one could restrain him any more, even with a chain;4for he had often been restrained with shackles and chains, but the chains ... View more
Peter Delivered from Prison
6The very night before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while guar ... View more