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Category:Forehead

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Fore"head, n.

1. The front of that part of the head which encloses the brain; that part of the face above the eyes; the brow.

2. The aspect or countenance; assurance.
To look with forehead bold and big enough
Upon the power and puissance of the king. Shak.

3. The front or fore part of anything.
Flames in the forehead of the morning sky. Milton.

So rich advantage of a promised glory
As smiles upon the forehead of this action. Shak.


---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

Forehead - The practice common among Oriental nations of coloring the forehead or impressing on it some distinctive mark as a sign of devotion to some deity is alluded to in Revelation 13:16, Revelation 13:17; Revelation 14:9; Revelation 17:5; Revelation 20:4. The "jewel on thy forehead" mentioned in Ezekiel 16:12 (R.V., "a ring upon thy nose") was in all probability the "nose-ring" (Isaiah 3:21). In Ezekiel 3:7 the word "impudent" is rightly rendered in the Revised Version "an hard forehead." (See also Ezekiel 3:8, Ezekiel 3:9.)

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