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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Deck
Deck [Heb. qereš] (Ezk. 27:6); AV BENCHES. The term is supplied in the RSV of Gen. 6:16 to render Heb. taḥtîyim šenîyim ušelišîm, “lower, second, and third [decks]”; the AV supplies “stories,” while the NEB also supplies “decks.” The meaning of qereš in Ezk. 27:6 is not certain; cf. its use
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bench
BENCH. In the prophet’s lamentations over Tyre in Ezk 27:6, he says: “They have made thy benches of ivory inlaid in boxwood, from the isles of Kittim” (ASV). The word benches here evidently stands for the benches of the boat whose mast (v. 5) and oars (v. 6) have just been described in the vivid figures
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Deck of Boxwood
DECK OF BOXWOOD (Heb. qeresh, a “plank,” usually rendered “board”). Deck of a ship (Ezek. 27:6) made of the tough, heavy wood of the box tree and said to be inlaid with ivory. The KJV renders “bench.” The same Heb. term is used (Ex. 26:15–29) for the boards of the Tabernacle (which see).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bench
Benchdeck of a Tyrian ship, described by Ezekiel (27:6) as overlaid with box-wood.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BENCH
BENCH(קֶרֶשׁ‎ [qeresh]): Found only in English Versions of the Bible in Ezekiel 27:6, in the prophet’s “lamentation over Tyre”: “They have made thy benches of ivory inlaid in boxwood, from the isles of Kittim,” where the word evidently stands for the “benches” of the boat whose “mast” (verse
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Deck
deck. As a verb, this word is used in the sense of “adorn, decorate” (e.g., Hos. 2:13, rendering Heb. ʿādâ H6335; Rev. 17:4 KJV, rendering Gk. chrysoō G5998 [“to gild”]). As a noun, the word refers to the platform that extends from one side of a ship to the other, providing a floor for the space above
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bench
BENCH (קֶרֶשׁ‎, ḳeresh): Found only in EV in Ezk 27:6, in the prophet’s “lamentation over Tyre”: “They have made thy benches of ivory inlaid in boxwood, from the isles of Kittim,” where the word evidently stands for the “benches” of the boat whose “mast” (ver 5) and “oars” (ver 6) have just been described,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DECK
DECK [קֶרֶשׁqeresh]. The floor or “boards” of a boat. No specific Hebrew word is used for “deck.” In boats with many rowers, the deck consisted only of the stern (rear) and the bow (front). In a large boat or a ship the deck functioned as the floor but also as the ceiling or covering for the space below,
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