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rings

1 Circular rings attached to various furnishings of the tabernacle through which staves were placed in order to carry them during the wilderness journey: the Ark (Exod 25:12-15; Exod 37:3-4); the table (Exod 25:26-28; Exod 37:13-15); the altar of burnt offerings (Exod 27:4-7; Exod 38:5-7); and the altar of incense (Exod 30:4; Exod 37:27). Such rings were also used to secure the frames of the tabernacle (Exod 26:24-30; Exod 36:29-34). 2 Circular rings attached to the breastplate of the high priest that secured the ephod, a decorative linen garment (Exod 28:23-28). 3 Rings as jewelry either for adornment and worn on the fingers (Job 42:11; Jas 2:2), ears (Gen 35:4; Exod 32:2; Exod 32:3), or nose (Gen 24:47; Isa 3:21; Prov 11:22) or as a symbol of authority, i.e., as a signet ring of a king (Gen 41:42; Esth 3:10; Jer 22:24; Luke 15:22). Such rings were frequently used as official seals (Esth 8:8; Esth 8:10).

Exod 25:12-15

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Exod 37:3-4

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Exod 25:26-28

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Exod 37:13-15

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Exod 30:4

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Exod 37:27

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Exod 26:24-30

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Exod 36:29-34

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Job 42:11

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Gen 35:4

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Gen 24:47

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Prov 11:22

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Gen 41:42

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Jer 22:24

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Luke 15:22

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Esth 8:8

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