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Carving
Carve • Engraving
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Carving
Carving [Heb. qāla‘, miqla‘aṯ, ḥarōšeṯ, pittû (a)ḥ, pāṯaḥ, hāqâ, ‘āśâ; Gk. entypóō]; AV also GRAVING, ENGRAVEN, MADE; NEB also DECORATION, ENGRAVED. The OT references to carving are in descriptions of Solomon’s temple (1 K. 6:18ff; 2 Ch. 3:7), in Ezekiel’s vision of the restored temple
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Carving
Carving. The arts of carving and engraving were much in request in the construction of both the tabernacle and the temple, Ex. 31:5; 35:33; 1 Kings 6:18, 35; Ps. 74:6, as well as in the ornamentation of the priestly dresses. Ex. 28:9–36; 2 Chron. 2:7, 14; Zech. 3:9.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Carve
CarveThe arts of engraving and carving were much practised among the Jews. They were practised in connection with the construction of the tabernacle and the temple (Ex. 31:2, 5; 35:33; 1 Kings 6:18, 35; Ps. 74:6), as well as in the ornamentation of the priestly dresses (Ex. 28:9–36; Zech. 3:9; 2 Chr.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CARVING
CARVING<karv’-ing>: Carving, or engraving, was extensively used among the peoples of Bible lands. There were no materials used in the arts which were not subjected to the graver’s skill. Carved objects of wood, stone, ivory, clay, bronze, gold, silver and glass discovered today show how skillful the
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Carving
carving. An artistic working in wood, stone, ivory, clay, bronze, gold, silver, or glass. The process involves shaping the solid material by whittling, cutting, chipping (as stone), or incising. A vivid picture of the production of graven images is presented in Isa. 40:19–20; 41:7; 44:9–17. Engraving
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Intaglio
Intaglio(It. intagliare, to carve). A carving or engraving; lavoro d’intaglio (carving, carved work). The word is used often in English as the equivalent of “engraved gemstone,” but this is imprecise and technically incorrect. In fact, gemstones engraved in late antiquity (as in other periods) were
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Carving
CARVING, kärv′ing: Carving, or engraving, was extensively used among the peoples of Bible lands. There were no materials used in the arts which were not subjected to the graver’s skill. Carved objects of wood, stone, ivory, clay, bronze, gold, silver and glass discovered today show how skilful the ancient
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CARVING
CARVING. One of the earliest and most enduring techniques of depicting biblical narratives in the history of art is through the technique of carving.The earliest examples of Christian carving occur on sarcophagi and wall decorations in the catacombs. The carved decoration on the sides of altars in the
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