The edge, border, or “skirts” of a garment. Pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet material were placed between bells of pure gold all around the hem of the blue priestly robe of Aaron (Exod 28:31-35
; Exod 39:22-26
). So great was the healing power of Jesus that the mere touching of the hem of his garment resulted in the immediate and miraculous healing of the hemorrhaging woman (Matt 9:20
; Luke 8:44
) and the crowds of sick people at Gennesaret (Matt 14:36
; Mark 6:56
Other Priestly Vestments
31You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.32It shall have an opening for the head in the middle of it, with a woven binding ar ... View more
22He also made the robe of the ephod woven all of blue yarn;23and the opening of the robe in the middle of it was like the opening in a coat of mail, with a bin ... View more
20Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak,
44She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped.
36and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.
56And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cl ... View more