593. Various Garments

Daniel 3:21  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 8
It is not easy to tell the precise articles of costume intended by the original words which our translators have rendered as above, though the improved sources or exposition in our day add to the knowledge which they possessed. Bevan, in Smith's Dictionary of the Bible, vol.1, p. 457, renders as follows:
1. Sarbalin, “coats,” (marg., “mantles,”) were drawers, which made the distinctive feature in the Persian as compared with the Hebrew dress.
2. Patish, “hosen,” was an inner tunic.
3. Carbala, “hat,” (marg., “turban,”) was an upper tunic.
4. Lebush, “garments,” was a cloak which was worn over all.