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
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clamps. This English term is used once by the NRSV to render Hebrew mĕḥabbĕrôtH4677, 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”).
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