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Jewelry worn at the ear. Earrings were listed together with brooches, signet rings, and armlets (bracelets) as gifts brought to the tabernacle in the wilderness (Exod 35:22). They were offered with beads and other items as atonement for defiling the dead (Num 31:50), and Ishmaelite men gave them as material from which Gideon made an ephod (Judg 8:24-26). They were viewed by Ezekiel as part of the garb of the exquisitely clothed woman (Ezek 16:12) and reflected God’s treatment of Jerusalem.