Buoyant • Flotes
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FLOAT. A float was similar to a raft, formed of cedar logs tied together and floated to Joppa, as the word is used in (1 Kgs 5:9).
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Floats, the rafts by which Hiram, king of Tyre, conveyed to Jaffa the cedars and firs he had contracted to furnish Solomon for use in the construction of the temple (1 Kings 5:9; 2 Chron. 2:16).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FLOAT KJV translation of two Hebrew terms (1 Kings 5:9; 2 Chron. 2:16) rendered raft by modern speech translations. The pine and cedar logs for construction of the temple were lashed together to form rafts which were floated down the coast.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
float. This English term is used by the KJV to render two Hebrew words for “raft,” each of which occurs only once (1 Ki. 5:9; 2 Chr. 2:16).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FLOAT [צוּףtsuf]. By throwing a stick into water Elisha miraculously retrieves an iron ax, making it float to the surface (2 Kgs 6:6). See RAFT.