Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BENCHES KJV translation for the planks of a ship’s deck (Ezek. 27:6). Modern translations give the wood of the deck variously: boxwood (NASB), pine (NRSV, TEV), or cypress (NIV, REB). These translations understand the deck to be inlaid with ivory rather than made of ivory as the KJV suggests.