Intro

This blog gains its name from the book Steele's Answers published in 1912. It began as an effort to blog through that book, posting each of the Questions and Answers in the book in the order in which they appeared. I began the project on Dec. 10, 2011. I completed it on July 11, 2015. Along the way, I began to also post snippets from Dr. Steele's other writings — and from some other holiness writers of his times. I still do that every once in a while.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Items Mentioned in Isaiah 3:18-23

QUESTION: Explain Isaiah 3:18-23,
"In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, The rings, and nose jewels, The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails." (KJV)
(1) cauls, (2) round tires like the moon, (3) chains, (4) tablets, (5) wimples, (6) crisping pins, (7) glasses, (8) vails.

ANSWER: (1) Some say "networks," others "embroidery;" (2) Crescents; (3) ankle chains,(4) perfume boxes; (5) a covering of silk or linen for the neck, chin and sides of the face worn now by nuns; (6) recticules or satchels highly ornamented; (7) handmirrors, probably of polished metal; (8) fine linen or silk so woven as to be diaphanous, or transparent, revealing the form. Of all this finery and even of all clothing would the Hebrew man and women be deprived when driven captives to Babylon. See the Revision.

Steele's Answers p. 152