“And Nose Jewels”

K. Douglas Bassett

(Isa. 3:20–21)

The earring was either plain, or had a drop, a pendant, or a little bell inserted. The nose-ring, which the traditional law ordered to be put aside on the Sabbath, hung gracefully over the upper lip, yet so as not to interfere with the salute of the privileged friend.

(Alfred Edersheim, Sketches of Jewish Social Life [Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994], 201.)

Commentaries on Isaiah: In the Book or Mormon