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Goatskins
Goatskin • Sealskin
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Goatskins
Goatskins [Heb. taḥaš, ʿôr taḥaš] (Ex. 25:5; 26:14; 35:7, 23; 36:19; 39:34; Nu. 4:6, 8, 10–12, 14, 25); AV BADGERS’ SKINS; NEB PORPOISE-HIDE, mg “hide of sea-cow”; [Gk. aígeion dérma] (He. 11:37).Taḥaš seems to designate some sort of animal whose skin was used as a covering for the tabernacle,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Goatskins
Goatskins (Heb. taḥaš; Gk. aígeion dérma).† Part of the material used in the covering of the tabernacle (Exod. 26:14; 36:19; 39:34; Num. 4:25), donated by the people (Exod. 22:5; 35:7, 23). It was also used to cover the ark and the vessels and utensils of the altar (Num. 4:6, 8, 10–12, 14).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GOATSKINS
GOATSKINS<got’-skinz> ([ἐν αἰγείοις δέρμασιν, en aigeiois dermasin]): Such skins are mentioned only once (Heb 11:37), where the wearing of goatskins, indicating extreme poverty, is referred to, by implication, as the possible lot of the faithful Christian, even as it had been of others. Ascetics
SEALSKIN
SEALSKIN<sel’-skin>: The rendering of the Revised Version (British and American) (Exodus 25:5; Ezekiel 16:10) for [עוֹר תַּחַשׁ‎, ̀or tachash], the Revised Version margin “porpoise-skin,” the King James Version “badgers’ skin.” A seal, Monachus albiventer, is found in the Mediterranean, though
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Goatskin
GOATSKIN Hide of goats that desert dwellers used for clothing (Heb. 11:37) and for containers for water (Gen. 21:14) and wine (Josh. 9:4). In Gen. 27:16 Rachel placed goatskin on Jacob’s neck and arms as part of the plan to deceive Isaac into giving his blessing. See Goat.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Goatskins
GOATSKINS, gōtʹskinz (ἐν αἰγείοις δέρμασιν, en aigeíois dérmasin): Such skins are mentioned only once (He 11:37), where the wearing of goatskins, indicating extreme poverty, is referred to, by implication, as the possible lot of the faithful Christian, even as it had been of others. Ascetics of
Sealskin
SEALSKIN, sēlʹskin: The rendering of RV (Ex 25:5; Ezk 16:10) for עוֹר תַּחַשׁ‎, ‛ōr taḥash, RVm “porpoise-skin,” AV “badgers’ skin.” A seal, Monachus albiventer, is found in the Mediterranean, though not in the Red Sea, but it is likely that taḥash means the dugong, which is found in the Red Sea.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GOAT SKIN
GOAT SKIN. Goat skin had multiple uses such as material for clothes (Gen 3:21) and writing. DNA studies of parchment fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls indicate the wide use of goat skins in parchment. Skins were also used as containers for liquids such as water, milk, and wine (noʾdh [נֹאד‎] 1 Sam 16:20;
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