spinning and weaving

spinning and weaving

The arts of producing yarn and cloth from fibers of various kinds. The women of Israel spun the wool, flax, and goats’ hair for the tabernacle hangings and coverings (Exod 35:25-26), though the weaving was done, or directed, by men (v. 35). Before Josiah’s reforms women wove vestments in the Temple for the Asherah cult figure (2Kgs 23:7). Delilah wove Samson’s locks in her loom (Judg 16:13-14).

Exod 35:25-26

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2Kgs 23:7

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Judg 16:13-14

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