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Beveled Work
Beveled • Thin Work
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beveled Work
Beveled Work [Heb. ma‘aśēh môrāḏ—‘work of descent’] (1 K. 7:29); AV THIN WORK; NEB “hammered work of spiral design.” Scrollwork on the bronze stands of the laver in Solomon’s temple.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beveled Work
Beveled Work. Scrollwork on the bronze stands of the laver in Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs. 7:29; KJV “thin work”; NIV “hammered work”; Heb. ma˓aśēh môrāḏ “work of descent”).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Beveled Work
BEVELED WORK NRSV translation describing scrollwork on the bronze stands of the laver in Solomon’s temple (1 Kings 7:29; KJV, “thin work”; NASB, “hanging work”; REB, NIV, “hammered work”). It was wreathlike in appearance and may have been gold plating.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beveled
beveled. Term used by the NRSV to render the Hebrew term môrād H4618 (“slope”) in a passage where it occurs as an architectural term: “wreaths of beveled work” (1 Ki. 7:29; KJV, “thin work”; NIV, “hammered work”). It refers to low-relief, scroll-like intertwined wreath decoration on the top and bottom
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BEVELED WORK
BEVELED WORK [מַעֲשֵׂה מוֹרָדmaʿaseh moradh]. Literally a “work of descent,” used to describe the wreath ornamentation on the ten large, bronze stands built for lavers in the Temple (1 Kgs 7:29). The word morad comes from the Hebrew root yrd (ירד, “to go down”).
Key passages
1 Ki 7:29

and on the frames which were between the crossbars were lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the crossbars both above and beneath the lions and oxen were works of cascading wreaths.