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Esther 1:6

Context
NETBible

The furnishings included linen and purple curtains hung by cords of the finest linen 1  and purple wool on silver rings, alabaster columns, gold and silver couches 2  displayed on a floor made of valuable stones of alabaster, mother-of-pearl, and mineral stone.

XREF

Ex 26:1,31,32,36,37; Es 7:8; Es 8:15; Eze 23:41; Am 2:8; Am 6:4

NET © Notes

sn The finest linen was byssus, a fine, costly, white fabric made in Egypt, Palestine, and Edom, and imported into Persia (BDB 101 s.v. בּוּץ; HALOT 115-16 s.v. בּוּץ).

tn The Hebrew noun מִטָּה (mittah) refers to a reclining couch (cf. KJV “beds”) spread with covers, cloth and pillow for feasting and carousing (Ezek 23:41; Amos 3:12; 6:4; Esth 1:6; 7:8). See BDB 641-42 s.v.; HALOT 573 s.v.



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