5141 cheeks

5141 cheeks

Literally, the parts either side of the face. Striking the cheek is an extreme form of insult.

Cheeks as features of beauty

SS 1:10 See also SS 5:13

Cheeks can bear symbols of grief

La 1:2

Striking the cheek is a form of insult or challenge

Job 16:10; Mt 5:39 See also La 3:30; Mic 5:1; Mt 26:67; Jn 18:22-23; Lk 6:29

Plucking the beard from the cheek is a form of insult

Isa 50:6 See also 2Sa 10:4-5 pp 1Ch 19:4-5

See also

2570Christ, suffering

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