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Vail or Veil

1. A covering for the head usually worn by women. Ge 38:14.

2. Was worn

a. As a token of modesty. Ge 24:65.

b. As a token of subjection. 1Co 11:3,6,7,10.

c. For concealment. Ge 38:14.

3. The removing of, considered rude and insolent. Song 5:7.

4. Removing of, threatened as a punishment to ungodly women. Isa 3:23.

5. Moses put one on to conceal the glory of his face. Ex 34:33; 2Co 3:13.

6. Illustrative

a. Of the spiritual blindness of the Gentile nations. Isa 25:7.

b. Of the spiritual blindness of the Jewish nation. 2Co 3:14-16.