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Anvil
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Anvil
Anvil [Heb. pa‘am]. The word is used once only to mean anvil (Isa. 41:7), and is perhaps descriptive of the “inverted foot” shape, since pa‘am also means “foot” (Ps. 58:11; 85:14; etc.).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Anvil
ANVIL. A heavy piece of metal used by smiths to receive hammer taps or blows when shaping metal implements or objects. Referred to only in Isa 41:7.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Anvil
Anvilthe rendering of the Hebrew word, “beaten,” found only in Isa. 41:7.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANVIL
ANVIL<an’-vil> ( פַעַם‎ [pàam]): The word is used only once to mean anvil. The passage (Isaiah 41:7) refers to the custom still very common of workmen encouraging each other at their work. See CRAFTS. Just how pretentious the anvil of the ancients was we do not know. Most work requiring striking
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Anvil
anvil. The Hebrew term paʿam H7193, which has various uses, is found with the meaning “anvil” only in Isa. 41:7, where reference is made to the custom of workmen encouraging one another with their work. The metal anvil was driven into a block of wood or into the ground to keep it stable. It was used
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Anvil
ANVIL, anʹvil (פַעַם‎, paʽam): The word is used only once to mean anvil. The passage (Isa 41:7) refers to the custom still very common of workmen encouraging each other at their work. See Crafts. Just how pretentious the anvil of the ancients was we do not know. Most work requiring striking or beating,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ANVIL
ANVIL [פַּעַםpaʿam]. An instrument beaten upon with a hammer. The context provided in Isa 41:7 suggests that striking this instrument is related to smoothing with a hammer, so that working with this instrument represents the collaborative efforts of making idols.