Jewelry worn at the ear. Earrings were listed together with brooches, signet rings, and armlets (bracelets) as gifts brought to the tabernacle in the wilderness (Exod 35:22
). They were offered with beads and other items as atonement for defiling the dead (Num 31:50
), and Ishmaelite men gave them as material from which Gideon made an ephod (Judg 8:24-26
). They were viewed by Ezekiel as part of the garb of the exquisitely clothed woman (Ezek 16:12
) and reflected God’s treatment of Jerusalem.
22So they came, both men and women; all who were of a willing heart brought brooches and earrings and signet rings and pendants, all sorts of gold objects, ever ... View more
50And we have brought the Lord's offering, what each of us found, articles of gold, armlets and bracelets, signet rings, earrings, and pendants, to make atoneme ... View more
24Then Gideon said to them, “Let me make a request of you; each of you give me an earring he has taken as booty.” (For the enemy had golden earrings, because th ... View more
12a ring on your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown upon your head.