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.

Exod 35:22

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

Num 31:50

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

Judg 8:24-26

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

Ezek 16:12

12a ring on your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown upon your head.

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