Dragnet [Heb. ḥērem] (Ezk. 32:3); AV, NEB, NET. A net which is drawn along the bottom of a body of water or along the ground. Pharaoh king of Egypt, figuratively depicted as a “dragon in the seas,” will be caught and hauled up in Yahweh’s dragnet. SeeNet.
Net, Seine Nets were used in Israel for Hunting, Fishing, and fowling (seeFowler).(1) The most common word for net in the OT is rešeṯ. Nets were made out of cords (Ps. 140:5 [MT 6]) and were primarily used to catch the prey by the feet. This led to a figure of speech in which the wicked lay nets
DRAG. A large fishing net or seine a equipped with weights on the lower edge and floats on the upper, so that the net may be dragged along the bottom of a river or lake. Then the two ends are drawn together, enclosing any fish caught within the net. The Babylonian armies are described as fishermen who
NET. The OT words for “net” are Heb. hērem (“perforated” or “slit”), mikmār or makmōr and mikmōreth or mikmereth (“dragnet, seine”), a group of words from the root sûd (“to hunt, lie in wait”), reshet (root yarash, “to possess”), ˊsābāk and ˊsbākâ (“interwoven”). Several of these are also translated
NetNets of various types of cord provided tools of trade for hunters, trappers, fowlers, and fishers. Hunters hung nets between trees or along game paths (Ps. 140:5 [MT 6]) to entrap antelope or similar game (Job 18:8; Isa. 51:20) or, in conjunction with pits, used nets to trap lions (Ezek. 19:1–9).
Net. A loosely woven mesh fabric made of flax, palm fiber, hemp, or papyrus and used for trapping game or fish.The frequency with which “net” and “pit” occur together in biblical usage (Heb. rešeṯ; e.g., Job 18:8–10; Ps. 9:15 [MT 16]; 35:7–8; 57:6 [MT 7]; Ezek. 19:8) suggests that these devices
DRAG, or Dragnet (Heb. mikmeret). The drag is mentioned in the KJV as being the object of worship by fishermen (Hab. 1:15–16). It was a large fishing net, the lower part of which, when sunk, touched the bottom, while the upper part floated on the top of the water. The NASB renders “net” (which see).
Net—in use among the Hebrews for fishing, hunting, and fowling. The fishing-net was probably constructed after the form of that used by the Egyptians (Isa. 19:8). There were three kinds of nets. (1.) The drag-net or hauling-net (Gr. sagene), of great size, and requiring many men to work it. It was usually
DRAW-NET (σαγήνη, seine).—For fuller description see art. Nets. This kind of net is mentioned in the Gospels only in the parable of Mt 13:47–50, where it is very much in point. Being usually of great size and sweeping through an immense area, it collects many varieties of fish—worthless, undersized,
NETS.—Nets were in ancient times used not only in fishing but in hunting beasts and in bird-catching. In the Gospels they are mentioned only in connexion with fishing, which was an important industry on the very prolific inland waters of Palestine. See Fish. Three terms occur.
DRAGNET Large fishing net equipped with a weighted bottom edge for touching (“dragging”) the river or lake bottom and a top with wooden floats allowing the net to be spread across the water (Isa. 19:8). Such nets were normally let down from a boat and then drawn to shore by a crew positioned on the beach.
NET1. Loosely woven mesh of twine or cord used for catching birds, fish, or other prey. Fishing nets were of two basic types. The first was a cone-shaped net with leads around its wide mouth used for hand casting (Matt. 4:18–21; Mark 1:16–19). The second was the seine net, a large draw with floats at
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net. The Hebrew term rešetH8407, “net, network,” can refer to a lattice utilized in furniture and architectural design. Around the altar of the tabernacle there was a grille or grating of bronze (Exod. 27:4–5; 38:4). A different term, śĕbākâH8422, is used with reference to the capitals of the
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NET [חֵרֶם kherem, מִכְמָר mikhmar, מְצוֹדָה metsodhah, רֶשֶׁת resheth; ἀμφίβληστρονamphiblēstron, δίκτυονdiktyon, σαγήνηsagēnē]. Like other types of snares, the net is designed to hinder the movement or escape of the prey, whether it is animals, fish, or humans. These handmade devices were usually
SEINE [מִכְמֶרֶת mikhmereth]. In order to increase their catch, fishermen used a dragnet to trap their prey. Nets may have been classified according to the size of their mesh or their materials. Since life at times depended upon the success of the hooks, nets, and seine (dragnet) used, it is not surprising