Hem of the Garment as a Covenant Sign

This article looks at the significance of the hem of a garment within ancient culture. Tim Hegg shows that to “grasp” or “hold” the hem is to signify loyalty and submission to an agreement or covenant. With this established, Hegg then turns to 1 Samuel and what this might mean within the story of King David. In conclusion, Hegg shows this to be a key piece of information that guides the story of King David coming to power…

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