Instead of "spangles"?

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  1. Logos1560

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    Instead of the rendering "spangles" that was found in Tyndale's, 1537 Matthew's Bible, 1540 Great Bible, and 1568 Bishops' Bible in the book of Numbers, the KJV substituted what word?

    Did you know what "spangles" meant without looking the word up?

    I was surprised to find that the word "spangle" was still in a small paperback, present-day English dictionary, and it was not identified as archaic.
     
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    ¡Sí habla spanglés!

    (Sorry, couldn't resist- but I have no idea what a 'spangle' is.)
     
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    As in Star "Spangled" Banner?
     
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    The paperback AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY defined spangle as
    "a small piece of bright, shiny metal used on a garment for decoration."

    Webster's 1828 Dictionary had two definitions:
    1. A small plate or boss of shining metal; something brillant used as an ornament
    2. Any little thing sparkling and brilliant, like pieces of metal; as crystals of ice
     
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    Wasn't it an all-girl rock band that recorded "Walk like an Egyptian"?
     
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    Spangles: Are they the things that hang from the dress of a 1920-ish flapper girl???

    Rob
     
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    When I was a child, Spangles was the name of a small hardboiled sweet (what you would call candy). They were multi-coloured, so I guess this would fit in with the definition.:laugh:
     
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    I had hoped to encourage some to check out the edition of the Bishops' Bible that are available on the web. The verse where several of the pre-1611 English Bibles have "spangles" is Numbers 31:50. The Geneva Bible has "ornaments" as its rendering.

    The 1611 KJV replaced those renderings with "tablets."
     
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    That's right! They were made (I think) by the same company that makes Mars bars, Galaxy, and Milky Way, so with all those astronomical names, "Spangles" in the sense of twinkling things would fit very well.
     
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    Numbers 31:50 We haue therfore brought a present vnto the Lord what euery man found, of iewels of golde, bracelets, chaynes, rynges, eare rynges, and spangles, to make an attonement for our soules before the Lorde.

    This is from the Bishop's Bible.

    I did find one other Bible with 'spangles' in it. The New Jerusalem Bible in its description of Lucifer found in Ezekiel 28:13

    you were in Eden, in the garden of God. All kinds of gem formed your mantle: sard, topaz, diamond, chrysolite, onyx, jasper, sapphire, garnet, emerald, and your ear-pendants and spangles were made of gold; all was ready on the day you were created.
     

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