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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Birthstool
Birthstool Found only in Ex. 1:16, in connection with Hebrew women in Egypt when they were oppressed by Pharaoh. The Heb. ’oḇnāyim, here rendered “birthstool,” is used also in Jer. 18:3, where it is rendered “potter’s wheel.” The word is used in both places in the dual form, which points, no doubt,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Birthstool
BIRTHSTOOL (Heb. ˒obnayim, a “pair of stones,” as a “potter’s wheel,” and used of a low stool, so called from its resemblance to a potter’s wheel). A chair of peculiar form upon which a Hebrew woman sat during childbirth (Ex. 1:16).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Birthstool
BIRTHSTOOL — an object (“two stones” in Hebrew) upon which a woman sat during childbirth (Ex. 1:16). It may have been of Egyptian origin. The same Hebrew word is also found in Jeremiah 18:3, where it refers to a potter’s wheel.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BIRTH-STOOL
BIRTH-STOOL<burth’-stool>: Found only in Exodus 1:16, in connection with Hebrew women in Egypt when oppressed by Pharaoh. The Hebrew ([’obhnayim]) here rendered “birth-stool” is used in Jeremiah 18:3, and is there rendered “potter’s wheel.” The word is used in both places in the dual form, which
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Birthstool
BIRTHSTOOL Object upon which a woman sat during labor (Exod. 1:16 NASB, NKJV). The birthstool may have been of Egyptian origin. The same Hebrew word (ʾobnayim) is also translated as “potter’s wheel” (Jer. 18:3). See Birth.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Birthstool
birthstool. This English term is used in some versions of the Bible to render Hebrew ʾobnayim H78, lit., “double stones,” in one passage (Exod. 1:16; NIV, “delivery stool”). It apparently refers to a type of bench on which women sat while giving birth. The Hebrew word implies that it consisted of a pair
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Birth-Stool
BIRTH-STOOL, bûrthʹstōōl: Found only in Ex 1:16, in connection with Heb women in Egypt when oppressed by Pharaoh. The Heb (’ǒbhnayīm) here rendered “birth-stool” is used in Jer 18:3, and is there rendered “potter’s wheel.” The word is used in both places in the dual form, which points, no doubt,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BIRTHSTOOL
BIRTHSTOOL [רַהַטrahat]. A seat on which a woman labored to give birth, with the assistance of midwives (Exod 2:16). See BIRTH; MIDWIFE; PUAH; SHIPHRAH.