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Fishhook
Angle • Fish hook • Fish-hooks • Hook
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fishhook
Fishhook [Heb. sîr dûg̱â] (Am. 4:2); NEB FISHBASKET; [ḥakkâ] (Job. 41:1 [MT 40:25]); AV HOOK; NEB GAFF. The ancient Hebrews appear to have fished in order to feed themselves rather than for sport, and thus the net was preferred to the hook, which caught only one fish at a time. Reliefs from Egypt
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Fishhook
FISHHOOK. In the KJV this term is found only in (Amos 4:2), which employs the two Heb. words sɩ̂r ḏûgâ. The word sɩ̂r, “hook,” means literally “thorn,” and likely came to be used of a hook because of its resemblance to a thorn. It was an Assyrian practice, known from their palace sculptures, to lead
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Fishhook
FISHHOOK.1. The prophet Amos (4:2), in denouncing the voluptuous grandees of Samaria, predicted that God “will take you away with meat hooks, and the last of you with fish hooks.” The reference is undoubtedly to the practice of Egyptians, Assyrians, and other ancient conquerors of putting fishhooks
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fish-hooks
Fish-hookswere used for catching fish (Amos 4:2; comp. Isa. 37:29; Jer. 16:16; Ezek. 29:4; Job. 41:1, 2; Matt. 17:27).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Fishhook
FISHHOOK - a special hook of bone or metal used for catching and holding fish. The prophet Amos warned the people of Samaria that God would "take you away with fishhooks, and your posterity with fishhooks" (Amos 4:2). This probably referred to the common practice among conquering nations, such as Egypt
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FISHHOOK
FISHHOOK<fish’-hook> ([סִּיר דּוּגָה‎, cir dughah], [חַכָּה‎, chakkah]): The word “fishhooks” occurs but twice in the American Standard Revised Version (Job 41:1; Am 4:2). In other passages the word hook or “angle” is applied to this instrument for fishing (Isa 19:8; Job 41:2). The ancient
ANGLE
ANGLE<an’-g’-l>: Used in Isaiah 19:8 for a Hebrew noun that is rendered “hook” in Job 41:1: “The fishers shall lament, and all they that cast angle (hook) into the Nile shall mourn.” For a striking figurative use of it see Habakkuk 1:15 where, speaking of the wicked devouring the righteous,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Fishhook
FISHHOOK Curved or bent device of bone or iron used in biblical times for catching or holding fish (Job 41:1–2; Isa. 19:8 KJV, “angle”; Matt. 17:27). Habakkuk described God’s people as helpless fish who would be captured by hooks (1:15) and nets. Amos 4:2 refers to the practice of ancient conquerors
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Fishhook
fishhook. This English term is used by the NIV and other versions to render Hebrew ḥakkâ H2676 once (Job 41:1; cf. also in v. 2 the word ḥôaḥ H2560, which usually means “thorn, thistle”). The Hebrew word occurs in two other passages (Isa. 19:8; Hab. 1:15), where it is translated simply “hook,” though
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Fishhook
FISHHOOK, fishʹhŏŏk (סִּיר דּוּגָה‎, ṣīr dūghāh, חַכָּה‎, ḥakkāh): The word “fishhooks” occurs but twice in ARV (Job 41:1; Am 4:2). In other passages the word “hook” or “angle” is applied to this instrument for fishing (Isa 19:8; Job 41:2). The ancient Egyp noblemen used to amuse themselves by fishing
Angle
ANGLE, an’g’l: Used in Isa 19:8 for a Heb noun that is rendered “hook” in Job 41:1: “The fishers shall lament, and all they that cast angle [hook] into the Nile shall mourn.” For a striking fig. use of it see Hab 1:15 where, speaking of the wicked devouring the righteous, “making men as the fishes of
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FISHHOOK
FISHHOOK [הַכָּהhakkah]. Ancient fishermen used hooks, nets, and baskets (Job 41:1; Hab 1:15). Their implements were emblems of their profession (Isa 19:8).
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