See, for example, Archives royales de Mari (Paris, 1950), VI:45, xiii:112. Much has been written on the significance of the hem in the Bible and the ancient Near East. See, for example, Ronald A. Brauner, “Old Aramaic and Comparative Semitic Lexicography,” Gratz College Annual of Jewish Studies 6 (1977), pp. 25–33; Edward L. Greenstein, “‘To Grasp the Hem’ in Ugaritic Literature,” Vetus Testamentum 32 (1982), pp. 217–218; Paul Kruger, “The Hem of the Garment in Marriage: The Meaning of the Symbolic Gesture in Ruth 3.9 and Ezekiel 16.8,” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 12 (1984), pp. 79–84; Meir Maulu, “Studies in Biblical Legal Symbols—A Discussion of the Terms Kanaph, heq, and hosen/hesen, Their Meaning and Usage in the Bible and the Ancient Near East,” Shnaton: An Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies 9 (1987), pp. 191–210 (Hebrew); and Jacob Milgrom, Numbers, The JPS Torah Commentary (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1990), p. 410; and Ferris J. Stephens, “The Ancient Significance of Sdisdith,” Journal of Biblical Literature 50 (1931), pp. 59–70.