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Binders
Clamps
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Binders
Binders (2 Ch. 34:11); CLAMPS (1 Ch. 22:3) [Heb. meḥabberôṯ]; AV COUPLINGS, JOININGS; NEB also RAFTERS (2 Ch. 34:11). Both references are to the temple. The “clamps” used in building it were of iron, whereas the “binders” employed in its rebuilding were timber, probably connecting beams running
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Clamps
clamps. This English term is used once by the NRSV to render Hebrew mĕḥabbĕrôt H4677, referring to an architectural object made of iron (1 Chr. 22:3; NIV, “fittings”). The same Hebrew word is used of an object made of wood (2 Chr. 34:11; NRSV, “binders”; NIV, “joists”).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CLAMP
CLAMP [מְחַבְּרָהmekhabbrah, ποδάγρα podagra]. Iron binder used in constructing buildings (1 Chr 22:3) and torturing prisoners (4 Macc 11:10). A wooden coupling (2 Chr 34:11).