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Silk

SILK (Heb. meshî, drawn, Gr. sērikon, silken). The word “silk” is mentioned four times in the KJV of the OT (Prov.31.22; Ezek.16.10 Ezek.16.13). It is doubtful if the passages refer to silk as we know it. The NIV translations “fine linen,” “costly garments,” and “costly fabric” are probably more accurate. But Rev.18.12 does refer to actual silk. The Greek word is sēr, the Greek name for China, from which silk came.