napkin

napkin

Cloth used for wiping perspiration from the face (Acts 19:12), “handkerchief”) or to wrap an object (Luke 19:20). (John 11:44 and John 20:7) mention the custom of wrapping the head of a corpse. The notation of its position in (John 20:7) may be offered as an indication that Jesus’s body had not been stolen from the tomb (John 20:2).

Acts 19:12

12so that when the handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were brought to the sick, their diseases left them, and the evil spirits came out of them.

Luke 19:20

20Then the other came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your pound. I wrapped it up in a piece of cloth,

John 11:44

44The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

John 20:7

7and the cloth that had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.

John 20:7

7and the cloth that had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.

John 20:2

2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not ... View more

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