Atarah is a Hebrew word meaning "crown." As an article of clothing, it is referenced in the following verses of the Hebrew Bible.

Crowns also serve as a metaphor in the following references:

  • Job 19:9 (Metaphorically, Job is stripped of glory and of a crown. See also: Job 31:36, where Job compares adversity to a crown )
  • Prov 4:9 (Where wisdom is compared metaphorically with a crown of glory. See also, Prov 14:24, Prov 16:31)
  • Prov 12:4 (Where the writer describes a virtuous woman as a crown to her husband)
  • Prov 17:6 (Grandchildren are the crowns of old men)
  • Isa 28:1 (Where the prophet condemns a crown of pride. See also Isa 28:3)
  • Isa 28:5 (Isaiah prophesies that God will be a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty. See also Isa 62:3)
  • Jer 13:18 (Jeremiah prophesies that Kings and queens will lose their crown of glory)
  • Lam 5:16 (Jeremiah laments the destruction of Judah, prophesying that the crowns will fall from their heads)
  • Eze 16:12 (Ezekiel speaks metaphorically, comparing the lost glory of Judah to a crown . See also Eze 21:26, Eze 23:42)

Other uses

The word is also used as a girl's name.

  • 1 Chron 2:26 ("Jerahmeel had another wife,whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam"- NKJ Bible)

Modern day

Today the decoration on the top of a tallit is known as an atarah.

External links

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Atarah. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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