Mantle

MANTLE. In general some sort of upper garment worn in Biblical times by both men and women. One’s daily work was performed while usually wearing only an undergarment such as a waist cloth or tunic. In bad weather and for protection by night an upper garment was added.




Bibliography

M. G. Houston, Ancient Egyptian and Persian Costume and Decoration, 2nd ed. (1954); ANEP, fig. 1-66, passim; BA, XXIV (1961), 119-128.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

man’-t’-l: Used 5 times of Elijah’s mantle (’addereth, 1Ki 19:18,19; 2Ki 2:8,13,14), which was probably of hair. Found in plural once (Isa 3:22), where it (ma`ataphoth) is an upper wide tunic with sleeves (kethoneth).

See Dress; Kerchief.

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