Household Objects
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Carpets [Heb. middîn < maḏ] (Jgs. 5:10); AV JUDGMENT; NEB SADDLE-CLOTHS; [genāzîm] (Ezk. 27:24); AV CHESTS; NEB STORES. The Heb. maḏ can mean both “measure” and “cloth” or “garment” (cf. BDB, p. 551). In Jgs. 5:10 it is evidently a cloth for sitting on, either on the ground (a carpet), or covering
Rug [Heb. śemîḵâ] (Jgs. 4:18); AV MANTLE; [ṣāp̱îṯ] (Isa. 21:5); AV “watch tower.” Hebrew śemîḵâ occurs only once in the OT, and its exact meaning is uncertain. LXX A renders it by Gk. epibólaion (“covering,” “garment”), while LXX B uses dérris (“tent curtain”). The context indicates something
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
RUG<rug>: Alternative rendering of a word ([שְׂמִיכָה‎, semikhah]) in Judges 4:18 the Revised Version (British and American), “mantle” the King James Version. The translation is doubtful; Oxford Hebrew Lexicon; see Brown, Driver, and Briggs gives “rug or thick coverlet (?).”
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Carpet.The magic carpet of Tangu. A carpet to all appearances worthless, but if anyone sat thereon, it would transport him instantaneously to the place he wished to go. So called because it came from Tangu, in Persia. It is sometimes termed Prince Housain’s carpet, because it came into his hands, and
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
carpet. This English term is used by some Bible versions to render Hebrew genez H1710 in a passage referring to wares that traders sold to Tyre (Ezek. 27:24; NIV, “rugs”). Since this item is said to be colored, it is usually thought to be carpet or tapestry. But since it is “bound with cords and made
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Mosaic: Carpet
Mosaic: CarpetA tessellated pavement exhibiting a repetitive pattern consisting typically in geometric abstractions (plate 109, fig. 1) or → plants (plate 110). The tessellated carpet was a popular form of floor cover from the mid-4th c. onward, coinciding with the split between the Western and Eastern
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
RUG, rug: Alternative rendering of a word (שְׂמִיכָה‎, semīkhāh) in Jgs 4:18 RV, “mantle” AV. The tr is doubtful; OHL gives “rug or thick coverlet [?].”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CARPET [שְׂמִיכָהgenazim, מִדּיןmiddin, צָפִיתtsafith, גְּנָזִיםsemikhah]. Various words are translated “rug” or “carpet” in the OT, though the meaning is never certain. For example, mdd, the root of middin in Judg 5:10, has a semantic range that covers “measure” and “garments.” Similar nuances pertain
RUG [צָפִיתtsafith, שְׂמִיכָהsemikhah]. The covering JAEL, the wife of Heber, uses to enfold SISERA after he agrees to turn aside into her tent for rest while fleeing from Barak (Judg 4:18). While he is wrapped in this heavy garment and “fast asleep from weariness,” Jael is able to slay him with a
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