Lace • Ribband • Rope • Small Cords
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cord (1) [Heb. gaḇluṯ]; AV WREATHEN WORK; NEB ROPE. Literally “cords of twisting,” i.e., tightly twisted cords, made of gold and used on the breastpiece (Ex. 28:22). See also (5) and (8) below.(2) [Heb. ḥeḇel; AV also BAND, SORROW; NEB also BAND, BOND, CHAIN, LEADING-STRING, NOOSE, ROPE, TETHER.
Lace[Heb pāṯîl]. This term refers to a cord rather than to decorative openwork fabric. In Ex. 28:28; 39:21 it designates the blue cord that joined the rings of the breastplate to those of the ephod. It also fastened the engraved golden plate to the front of the high priest’s turban (28:37; 39:31).
Ribband An archaic form of “ribbon” used by the AV in Nu. 15:38. See Cord (9).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CORD. Used to translate the Heb. words ḥebel, ḥûṭ, yeter, mêtār, ăbōt, and the Gr. schoinion, the most frequent being ḥebel. The meaning includes not only cord or rope but also string, thread, twine, measuring line, bowstring, etc. The materials used depended on what was available for the strength
Mound of Lachish. HFVLACE. A thread or ribbon, such as the blue “lace” (KJV) that fastened the high priest’s breastplate to the rings of the ephod (Ex 28:28; 39:21) and the plate of gold to Aaron’s turban (Ex 28:37; 39:31). The Heb. word pathil also refers to the gold threads in the ephod (Ex 39:3);
RIBBAND. An archaic form of “ribbon,” used in KJV to translate pāthı̂l, “line” or “cord” (Num 15:38). It refers to the blue thread to be worked into the tassels on the hems of Israelite garments (NEB).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cord. The materials of which cord was made varied according to the strength required; the strongest rope was probably made of strips of camel hide, as still used by the Bedouins. The finer sorts were made of flax, Isa. 19:9, and probably of reeds and rushes. In the New Testament the term is applied to
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CORD. The rendering of several Heb. words, the most comprehensive of which is ḥibbēl, from the root meaning to “twist,” hence the English “cable.” The term cord includes in its meaning rope, twine, thread, thongs, etc.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cordfrequently used in its proper sense, for fastening a tent (Ex. 35:18; 39:40), yoking animals to a cart (Isa. 5:18), binding prisoners (Judg. 15:13; Ps. 2:3; 129:4), and measuring ground (2 Sam. 8:2; Ps. 78:55). Figuratively, death is spoken of as the giving way of the tent-cord (Job 4:21. “Is not
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CORD — a long line of twisted fiber used to bind or secure. In Bible times, cord and rope were made from flax, date tree fibers, or even strips of camel hide. They were used for a number of different purposes, including rigging boats (Acts 27:32), pulling carts (Is. 5:18), measuring (2 Sam. 8:2), and
LACE — KJV word for twisted cord or thread used to bind items together. This word is used of the cord that bound the priestly ephod to the breastplate (Ex. 28:28). It also refers to a rope (Judg. 16:9; yarn, NKJV), a tassel (Num. 15:38), or a belt (Gen. 38:18; cord, NKJV, NIV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CORD<kord> ([חֶבֶל‎, chebhet], [יֶתֶר‎, yether], [מֵיתָר‎, methar], [עֲבת‎, ̀abhoth]; [σχοινίον, schoinion]):1. The Arabic chab’l corresponds to the Hebrew chebhel and is still the common name for cord or rope throughout the East. Such ropes or cords are made of goat’s or camel’s hair, first spun into
CORDS, SMALL<kordz> ([σχοινίον, schoinion], the diminutive of schoinos, “a rush,” hence, “a rope of rushes”): Translated “small cords” (John 2:15 the King James Version; the Revised Version (British and American) “cords”). The same word is translated “ropes” in Acts 27:32. See also Job
LACE<las> (פָּתִיל‎ [pathil], variously rendered in Genesis 38:18, 25; Exodus 39:3; Numbers 15:38; 19:15; Judges 16:9; Ezekiel 40:3): In modern English the noun “lace” usually denotes a delicate ornamental fabric, but in the word in the sense of “that which binds” is still in perfectly
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
LACE Ornamental braid used as a trim. Blue or purple cords were used to fasten the high priest’s breastpiece to the ephod (Exod. 28:28; 39:21) and the golden plate to his turban (Exod. 28:37; 39:31). The translation “lace” (KJV, RSV) is frequently replaced with cord (NASB, NIV, NRSV, TEV) or braid (REB).
RIBBAND KJV form of ribbon (Num. 15:38). Modern translations read “cord” (NASB, NIV, NRSV) or “thread” (REB).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Cord, Rope
These nearly 5,000-year-old ropes made of halfa (esparto) grass were attached to the solar boat discovered S of the pyramid of Cheops (c. 2620 b.c.).cord, rope. A slender and flexible material of various thicknesses made by plaiting or twisting fibers, strips of goat or camel hair, sinew, leather,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
lace. This English term is used by the KJV in the old sense of “band, cord” (Exod. 28:28, 37; 39:21, 31; Sir. 6:30).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CORD, kôrd (חֶבֶל‎, ḥebhel, יֶתֶר‎, yether, מֵיתָר‎, mēthār, עֲבֹת‎, ‛ăbhōth; σχοινίον, schoiníon):(1) The Arab. ḥab’l corresponds to the Heb ḥebhel and is still the common name for cord or rope throughout the East. Such ropes or cords are made of goat’s or camel’s hair, first spun into threads and
Cords, Small
CORDS, kôrdz, SMALL (σχοινίον, schoiníon, the diminutive of schoínos, “a rush,” hence “a rope of rushes”): Trd “small cords” (Jn 2:15 AV; RV “cords”). The same word is trd “ropes” in Acts 27:32. See also Job 41:2 m.
LACE, lās (פָּתִיל‎, pāthīl, variously rendered in Gen 38:18, 25; Ex 39:3; Nu 15:38; 19:15; Jgs 16:9; Ezk 40:3): In modern Eng. the noun “lace” usually denotes a delicate ornamental fabric, but in the word in the sense of “that which binds” is still in perfectly good use, esp. in such combinations
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