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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pin
Pin [Heb. (noun) yāṯēḏ (Jgs. 16:13f), (verb) hiphil of nāḵâ—‘strike’ (1 S. 18:11; 19:10; 26:8)]; AV also SMITE (1 S. 18:11; 19:10; 26:8); NEB also BEATER (Jgs. 16:13f.). The pin in Jgs. 16:13f is a cylindrical piece of wood or metal used in Weaving to beat up (hence the NEB) the woof, i.e., tighten
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pin
pin (Heb. yated), in Judg. 16:13–14, a short, pointed stick used to beat up the weft in a loom (the Hebrew Masoretic Text is unclear here, and the lxx understands the term to refer to a peg driven into the wall to secure the loom). The same Hebrew word is elsewhere rendered “tent peg” (Exod. 27:19),
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Pin
Pinpin, a short, pointed shaft. A pin (Heb. yathad) is mentioned in Judg. 16:13–14, where it apparently designates the short, pointed stick used to beat up the weft in a loom (the Masoretic text is unclear and the Septuagint understands the term as a peg driven into the wall to secure the loom). The
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PIN
PIN [יָתֵדyathedh, נָכָהnakhah]. A weaver uses a pin to fasten threads securely to the loom’s beam. DELILAH attempted to use her loom as a trap, interweaving Samson’s hair into the warp and tying it with a pin (Judg 16:14). Saul sought to kill David by pinning him to the wall with a spear (1 Sam 18:11;