Virginity, Tokens of
Virginity, Tokens Of (בַּתוּלַים, bethulim, masc. plur. of בּתוּלָה, a virgin; Sept. τὰ παρθένεια ; Vulg. signa virginitatis; De 22:14-15,17,20; elsewhere "virginity" simply). The Mosaic laws concerning "virginity" are recorded in De 22:13-29; comp. Mt 1:18-20. The proofs of maidenhood there referred to are thought to have been the bed clothing stained with blood on the wedding-night. SEE MARRIAGE.