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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Capital
CAPITAL [Heb kaptôr (כַּפְתֹּור‎); koteret (כָּתֶרֶת)]. Of the two Hebrew terms translated “capital,” one always denotes a part of the Tabernacle menorah, except for two uses in prophecy; and the other signifies an architectural element of Solomon’s Temple.The term kapt̃r is used repeatedly in the tabernacle
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Capital
Capital. In architecture, the uppermost part of a pillar, often ornately fashioned. Capitals (kjv chapiter) topped the five pillars of the tabernacle during the wilderness wanderings of the people of Israel (Ex 36:38), as well as the pillars called Boaz and Jachin in King Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 7:16–22;
Chapiter
Chapiter. kjv rendering of capital, architecturally the uppermost part of a pillar.See Capital.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Capital
Capital [Heb. kap̱tôr] (Ex. 25:31, 33–36; Am. 9:1; etc.); AV LINTEL, KNOP; NEB also CALYX; [kōṯereṯ] (1 K. 7:16–20, 41f; 2 K. 25:17; etc.); AV CHAPITER; NEB ARCHITRAVE; [rô’š] (Ex. 36:38; 38:17, 19, 28); AV CHAPITER; NEB “top of the posts.” The ornamental top of a pillar or pillar-like object,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Capital
CAPITAL In architecture, the uppermost part of a pillar, often ornately fashioned. Capitals (kjv “chapiter”) topped the five pillars of the tabernacle during the wilderness wanderings of the people of Israel (Ex 36:38), as well as the pillars called Boaz and Jachin in King Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 7:16–22,
Chapiter
CHAPITER* kjv rendering of capital, architecturally the uppermost part of a pillar. See Capital.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chapiter
CHAPITER. Chapiter is the rendering of three Heb. words used in Kings, Chronicles, and Exodus to designate the topmost part of a pillar.The capitals of the two pillars of Solomon’s temple were called kōteret, “crown” (1 Kgs 7:16 ff.). They had bowls (pommels, 2 Chr 4:12–13), (See Jachin and Boaz) apparently
Knop
KNOP1. Heb. kāphtôr: a part of the golden lampstand in the tabernacle. It seems to have been a support for the branches and for the ornamental flowers (Ex 25:31–36; 37:17–22). In Amos 9:1 (NASB) the same Heb. word means the crown or capital of a column (KJV. “lintels”).2. Heb. pqā˓ı̂m (“gourds.”
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Capital
CAPITAL. 1. Heb. kap̱tôr (a) ornamental top of pillars, Am. 9:1; Zp. 2:14 (av ‘lintel’); (b) ornamental round protrusion (lxx sphairōtēr) in the *lampstand, Ex. 25:31–36; 37:17–22 (av ‘knop’, whereas in 1 Ki. 6:18; 7:24 av ‘knop’ represents peqā‘îm = rsv ‘gourds’, Targ. ‘eggs’).2. Heb. ‘kôṯereṯ
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Capital
Capital. The decorated top of a pillar or of a pillar-like object. The capitals (Heb. rô˒š “head”) of the tabernacle pillars were overlaid with silver (Exod. 36:38; 38:17–19; KJV “chapiters”; NIV “tops”).On top of the two bronze pillars in Solomon’s temple, Hiram, a master craftsman from Tyre,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chapiter
Chapiter, the capital of a pillar; i.e., the upper part, as the term is used in modern architecture.
Knop
Knop, a word employed in the Authorized Version to translate two terms which refer to some architectural or ornamental object, but which have nothing in common.1. Caphtor.—This occurs in the description of the candlestick of the sacred tent in Ex. 25:31–36 and 37:17–22. 2. The second term, Peka’im,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Capital
CAPITAL. In modern architecture, the upper, ornamental part of a column. Once (2 Chron. 3:15) the Heb. ṣepet, “to encircle,” is so rendered; elsewhere (1 Kings 7:16–20; Jer. 52:22) the term is the rendering of the Heb. kōteret, and refers to the capitals of the Temple pillars.
Bulbs
BULBS (Heb. kaptōr). Part of the ornamentation of the seven-branched lampstand in the Tabernacle (Ex. 25:31–36; 37:17–22; marg., “calyx”). The term is distinct from KJV “flower,” NASB “lily blossom,” NIV “buds.” In the KJV “bulbs” is rendered “knops.”
Chapiter
CHAPITER. A KJV term referring to the upper, ornamental part of a column. In Ex. 36:38; 38:17, 19, 28 it is the translation of Heb. rō˒sh, “head.” The NASB and NIV render “top.” Chapiter is also the KJV translation of two other Heb. words; for those, see Capital.
Knops
KNOPS. An archaic translation of two Heb. words, one denoting the spherodial decorations of the seven-branched candlestick in the Tabernacle (Heb. kaptōr; Ex. 25:31–36; NASB, “bulbs,” NIV, “buds”) and one denoting the ornamentation of the Temple (Heb. pqā˓ı̂m; 1 Kings 6:18; NASB and NIV, “gourds”)
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Chapiter
Chapiterthe ornamental head or capital of a pillar. Three Hebrew words are so rendered. (1.) Cothereth (1 Kings 7:16; 2 Kings 25:17; 2 Chr. 4:12), meaning a “diadem” or “crown.” (2.) 2 Chr. 3:15). (3.) Rosh (Ex. 36:38; 38:17, 19, 28), properly a “head” or “top.”
Knop
Knopsome architectural ornament. (1.) Heb. kaphtor (Ex. 25:31–36), occurring in the description of the candlestick. It was an ornamental swell beneath the cups of the candlestick, probably an imitation of the fruit of the almond.(2.) Heb. peka’im, found only in 1 Kings 6:18 and 7:24, an ornament resembling
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Knop
Knopknop (nawp), the kjv’s term for the rsv’s ‘capitals’ as a part of the lampstands in the tabernacle (Exod. 25:31–36; 37:17–22), probably a knob-shaped ornament. It is also the term in the kjv for the rsv’s ‘gourd’ (1 Kings 6:18) as part of the cedar decorations in the Temple (see also 1 Kings 7:24
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Capital
CAPITAL — the decorative crown at the top of a supporting pillar in a large building. The huge pillars known as Jachin and Boaz that stood in front of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem featured such ornamental capitals, cast from bronze (1 Kin. 7:16). Also see Architecture.
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