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Smith's Bible Dictionary

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Hook, Hooks

Various kinds of hooks are noticed in the Bible, of which the following are the most important:

  1. Fishing hooks. (Job 41:2; Isaiah 19:8); Habb 1:15
  2. A ring, such as in our country is placed through the nose of a bull, and similarly used in the East for leading about lions -- (Ezekiel 19:4) where the Authorized Version has "with chains --camels and other animals. Called "thorn" in (Job 41:2) A similar method was adopted for leading prisoners. (2 Chronicles 33:11)
  3. The hooks of the pillars of the tabernacle. (Exodus 26:32,37; 27:10) ff.; Exod 38:13 ff.
  4. A vinedressers pruning-hook. (Isaiah 2:4; 18:5; Micah 4:3; Joel 3:10)
  5. A flesh-hook for getting up the joints of meat out of the boiling-pot. (Exodus 27:3; 1 Samuel 2:13,14)
  6. Probably "hooks" used for the purpose of hanging up animals to flay them. (Ezekiel 40:43)


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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Hook, Hooks'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/sbd/view.cgi?number=T2019>. 1901.

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