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Tools made from flint through the process of flaking.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Flint; Flinty (Rock)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
flint, an impure quartz rock, usually gray, brown, or black, abundant in the Near East. It fractures on conchoidal lines and holds an extremely sharp edge, either smooth or serrated. It was used for a variety of tools, such as awls, axes, knives, picks, scrapers, sickles, and weapons (arrowheads and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
FlintA variety of chert; a cryptocrystalline substance consisting of chalcedony, opaline silica, or quartz. It is microscopically fine grained, very hard, and found in a variety of colors such as white, yellow, gray, and black. The mineral breaks with conchoidal fractures and can be formed into sharp
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
FLINT TOOLS Many raw materials were available in Israel during the prehistoric periods for making prehistoric tools (Prehistory). Those made from organic material have, with rare exceptions, decayed and left no trace. Tools found in excavations are therefore made of the hard materials indigenous to the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Flint, a well-known stone, a variety of quartz. It is extremely hard, and strikes fire. It was very abundant in and about Palestine.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Flint—abounds in all the plains and valleys of the wilderness of the forty years’ wanderings. In Isa. 50:7 and Ezek. 3:9 the expressions, where the word is used, means that the “Messiah would be firm and resolute amidst all contempt and scorn which he would meet; that he had made up his mind to endure
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Flintflint, an impure quartz rock, usually gray, brown, or black, abundant in Palestine. It fractures on conchoidal lines, and holds an extremely sharp edge, either smooth or serrated. It was used for a variety of tools from the earliest tool-making period and continues in use to the present. It was
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia