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Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Hebrew - graving tool
Hebrew - engravings, graving, carved engravings
Graving

  • Heb. hatsabh. Job 19:24, rendered "graven," but generally means hewn stone or wood, in quarry or forest.

  • Heb. harush. Jeremiah 17:1, rendered "graven," and indicates generally artistic work in metal, wood, and stone, effected by fine instruments.

  • Heb. haqaq. Ezekiel 4:1, engraving a plan or map, rendered "pourtray;" Job 19:23, "written."

  • Heb. pasal points rather to the sculptor's or the carver's art (Isaiah 30:22; 40:19; 41:7; 44:12-15).

  • Pathah refers to intaglio work, the cutting and engraving of precious stones (Exodus 28:9-11,21; Zechariah 3:9; Cant 1:10,11).

  • Heret. In Exodus 32:4 rendered "graving tool;" and in Isaiah 8:1, "a pen."


  • Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Graving'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
    <http://classic.studylight.org/dic/ebd/view.cgi?number=T1548>. 1897.

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