Re: My doubts on the Good friday service
- To Mathew GM,
though I agree with you in general, I am not sure about what you said about linen.
"Textiles in a linen-weave texture, even when made of cotton, hemp and other non-flax fibers are also loosely referred to as "linen". So we really don't know if fabric from cotton plant or flax plant was used."
Linen is indeed used now as a generic term.
But I don't think it was the case in the ancient world. At that time linen was identified purely with flax plant. IMHO linen became a generic term for bed sheets and articles of that nature only after the industrial revolution.This is not a authoritative statement but merely an opinion.
Zach George Arapura
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