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Flint
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Flint
Flint. Dark, fine-grained, hard silica (rock) used for blades of tools. Flint when struck against other hard surfaces produces sparks and so was used for lighting fires.See Minerals, Metals, and Precious Stones.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Flint; Flinty (Rock)
Flint; Flinty (Rock) [Heb. ṣōr] (Ex. 4:25; Josh. 5:2f.; Isa. 5:28; Ezk. 3:9); AV also SHARP (Josh. 5:2f); NEB also “shooting stars” (Isa. 5:28); [ḥallāmîš] (Dt. 8:15; 32:13; Job. 28:9; Ps. 114:8; Isa. 50:7); AV also ROCK; NEB also HARD, GRANITE. This substance, which is an imperfect type of quartz,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Flint
FLINT Dark, fine-grained, hard silica (rock) used for blades of tools. Flint when struck against other hard surfaces produces sparks and so was used for lighting fires. See Minerals and Metals.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Flint
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
Flint
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
Flint
Flint (Heb. ḥallāmîš, ṣōr). A hard yet impure form of quartz, blackish-gray in color, which is found frequently in Palestine’s limestone. Flint breaks naturally into sharp-edged pieces and in antiquity was used for drilling, chiseling, and cutting (Exod. 4:25; Josh. 5:2–3). Though flint knives
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Flint Tools
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
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
Flintabounds 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
Flint
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
FLINT
FLINT<flint> ([חַלָּמִישׁ‎, challamish] (Dt 8:15; 32:13; Job 28:9; Ps 114:8), [צֹר‎, tsor] (Ex 4:25; Ezek 3:9), [צֵר‎, tser] (Isa 5:28), [צוּר‎, tsur] (Job 22:24; Ps 89:43), [צֻרִים‎, tsurim] (Josh 5:2 f); (κόχλαξ, = [κάχληξ, kechlex] “pebble”), [kochlax] (1 Macc 10:73)): The word
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