Babylonian Talmud. טַלִּית

While not mentioned in the Bible, the early third century sage, Rabbi Benaah, mentioned the the talit as an outer garment, which was to be a handbreadth shorter than the tunic, called a chaluk.

As Jews adopted new modes of dress, the talit evolved from being an outer garment, to being a prayer shawl used for religious purposes only.

The talit took the place of daily four-cornered garments as a place to apply the tseetseet.

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