turban

turban

A cloth draped, wrapped, or wound around the head to give protection or distinctive appearance. The turban functioned as a priestly garment (Exod 28:4,; Exod 28:37, Exod 28:39; Exod 29:6; Exod 39:28, Exod 39:31; Lev 8:9; Lev 16:4) for Aaron and carried the golden plaque inscribed “Holy to the Lord” (Exod 28:36-37). Job saw his justice as being “like a robe and a turban” (Job 29:14), but Isaiah’s indictment of Jerusalem’s women included removal of their turbans (Isa 3:23). Ezekiel saw the humiliation of Judah in similar terms (defiant Jerusalem doting on Babylonians with flowing turbans, Ezek 23:15) or in the bypassing of normal mourning by the wearing of the turbans as usual (Ezek 24:17, Ezek 24:23). In his vision of the Temple, turbans were part of levitical garb (Ezek 44:18). Zechariah’s vision saw the priestly Joshua fitted with a clean turban in preparation for high-priestly duty (Zech 3:5).

Exod 28:4

4These are the vestments that they shall make: a breastpiece, an ephod, a robe, a checkered tunic, a turban, and a sash. When they make these sacred vestments f ... View more

Exod 28:37

37You shall fasten it on the turban with a blue cord; it shall be on the front of the turban.

Exod 28:39

39You shall make the checkered tunic of fine linen, and you shall make a turban of fine linen, and you shall make a sash embroidered with needlework.

Exod 29:6

6and you shall set the turban on his head, and put the holy diadem on the turban.

Exod 39:28

28and the turban of fine linen, and the headdresses of fine linen, and the linen undergarments of fine twisted linen,

Exod 39:31

31They tied to it a blue cord, to fasten it on the turban above; as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Lev 8:9

9And he set the turban on his head, and on the turban, in front, he set the golden ornament, the holy crown, as the Lord commanded Moses.

Lev 16:4

4He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and shall have the linen undergarments next to his body, fasten the linen sash, and wear the linen turban; these are the ... View more

Exod 28:36-37

36You shall make a rosette of pure gold, and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet, “Holy to the Lord.”37You shall fasten it on the turban with a blue c ... View more

Job 29:14

14I put on righteousness, and it clothed me;
my justice was like a robe and a turban.

Isa 3:23

23the garments of gauze, the linen garments, the turbans, and the veils.

Ezek 23:15

15with belts around their waists, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looking like officers—a picture of Babylonians whose native land was Chaldea.

Ezek 24:17

17Sigh, but not aloud; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban, and put your sandals on your feet; do not cover your upper lip or eat the bread of mo ... View more

Ezek 24:23

23Your turbans shall be on your heads and your sandals on your feet; you shall not mourn or weep, but you shall pine away in your iniquities and groan to one an ... View more

Ezek 44:18

18They shall have linen turbans on their heads, and linen undergarments on their loins; they shall not bind themselves with anything that causes sweat.

Zech 3:5

5And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with the apparel; and the angel of the Lord was s ... View more

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