Skin (prop. עוֹר, or, so called, perhaps, from its nudity; once גֶּלֶד, geled, so called from its smoothness [Job 16:15]; once improperly for בָּשָׂר, basar [Ps 102:5], flesh, as elsewhere rendered; δέρμα), the cuticle of man (Ex 34:29; Le 13:2; Job 7:5, etc.), or the hide of an animal (Job 40:24); the latter chiefly as taken off (Ge 3:21; Ge 27:16; Le 4:10; Le 7:8), also as prepared or wrought into leather (11:32; 13:48; Nu 31:20). So in the plur. (Ex 26:14; Ex 39:34). For the tachash-skins (Nu 4:8; Nu 11:12), SEE BADGER. For the use of holding water, SEE SKIN BOTTLE. The word in Heb. is poetically put for body (Job 18:13). The phrase "skin for skin" (Job 2:4) means like for like, or what is intimate and dear as the skin. "Skin of the teeth" (Job 19:20) is evidently a proverbial phrase for the barest nothing.