RING (Heb. tabba‘ath, to sink or stamp, Gr. daktylios, pertaining to a finger). This article of jewelry derived its name from its use as a signet. It became the symbol of authority. The pharaoh gave a tabba‘ah to Joseph (
SHERK (1958), IV 4f.; VII, 196; ISBE (1960), 887, 2044, 2594, 2708f.; IDB (1962), 100.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
See also EARRING; SIGNET; SEAL.