Hem (Hem of a Garment)

See also Hem


Jesus criticized the Pharisees for their false display of piety by lengthening the tassels on their hems (Matt 23:5). However, the hem or fringe of Jesus’ garment plays an important role with the hemorrhaging woman who believed that she would be healed if she could but touch His hem. Jesus responded to her faith and granted her request (Luke 8:43-48).