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Brickkiln
Brick, Brickkiln. Oblong block of shaped mud or clay that has been dried either by the sun or by burning in a kiln for use in building or paving, and the furnace in which bricks are burned and hardened. Brick was the most extensively used building material in the ancient biblical world, especially common
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Brickkiln
Brickkiln [Heb. malbēn]. Since Palestinian bricks were normally sun-dried in the OT period, the Hebrew word in 2 S. 12:31 is better translated “brick-mold” (AmerTr) than “brickkiln” (AV, RV, RSV, NEB; cf. Nah. 3:14, where RSV has “brick mold,” NEB “brick-work”). Making bricks was considered the task
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Brick, Brick Kiln
BRICK, BRICK KILN Oblong block of shaped mud or clay that has been dried either by the sun or by burning in a kiln for use in building or paving, and the furnace in which bricks are burned and hardened. Brick was the most extensively used building material in the ancient biblical world, especially common
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Brick-Kiln
BRICK-KILN. Oven for baking mud bricks. In the biblical East sun-dried mud bricks were always the cheapest and commonest building material, but were not specially durable (e.g. in rainy weather). Burnt *bricks were almost indestructible. They were used in Mesopotamia for facings, pavements, etc., in
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Brickkiln
Brickkiln. Because bricks were usually sun-dried in Palestine, Heb. mallebēn is probably better translated “brickmaking” (so JB, NIV; see KoB, p. 527) at 2 Sam. 12:31, which recounts the task David imposed on the Ammonites captured at Rabbah. At Jer. 43:9 “pavement” (see NIV “brick pavement”;
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BRICK-KILN
BRICK-KILN<brik’-kil>, <-kiln> (מַלְבֵּן‎ [malben]): The Hebrew word is better translated by “brickmould.” In Syria the brickmould is still called milben. In Jeremiah 43:9 the American Standard Revised Version rendering is “brickwork” and the American Revised Version, margin “pavement.” 2 Samuel
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Brick Kiln
BRICK KILN Oven, furnace, or heated enclosure used for processing bricks by burning, firing, or drying. Some Bible students believe that sun-dried bricks were used in Palestine; they would translate the word as “brick-mold” (Nah. 3:14 NRSV, NASB, TEV). Others give the neutral translation “brickwork” (NIV,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Brickkiln
brickkiln. Also “brick-kiln.” This English term is used in the KJV and some other Bible versions three times, as a questionable rendering of the Hebrew noun malbēn H4861 (2 Sam. 12:31; Jer. 43:9; Nah. 3:14; the NIV translates these occurrences respectively as “brickmaking,” “brick pavement,” and “brickwork”).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Brick-Kiln
BRICK-KILN, brik′kil, -kiln (מַלְבֵּן‎, malbēn): The Heb word is better trd by “brickmould.” In Syria the brickmould is still called milben. In Jer 43:9 the ARV rendering is “brickwork” and the ARVm “pavement.” 2 S 12:31 becomes much clearer if the ARVm is incorporated. Being put to work at the brickmould
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