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Handle
Haft • Handles • Helve
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Handle
Handle[Heb tāp̱aś (Jer. 2:8; 46:9; 50:16; Ezk. 21:11; 27:29; Am. 2:15), ʿāśâ (Ezk. 23:3, 8), ʾāḥaz (2 Ch. 25:5), yāḏ (Isa. 45:9), ʿēṣ (Dt. 19:5), kap̱ (Cant. 5:5); Gk. psēlapháō (Lk. 24:39), háptō (Col. 2:21), orthotoméō (2 Tim. 2:15)]; AV also HELVE (Dt. 19:5), BRUISE, TOUCH; NEB
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Helve
HELVE. The wooden handle of an ax. The word is found only in (Deut 19:5) (“handle in RSV).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Handle
HANDLE (Heb., plural kappôt, lit., “hands”). The thumb pieces or knobs of the bolt or latch to a door (Song of Sol. 5:5). See Lock.
Helve
HELVE (Heb. ˓ẹ̄s, “wood”). An obsolete term (Deut. 19:19, KJV) for the handle of an axe. See Ax, Axe.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Handle
HANDLE — an ax handle (Deut. 19:5) or the knob of a sliding bolt or latch on a door (Song 5:5). Also see Lock.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HANDLE
HANDLE<han’-d’-l> ([כַּת‎, kaph]): The noun occurs once in Song 5:5, “handles of the bolt” (the King James Version “lock”). The verb “handle” represents several Hebrew (’achaz, mashakh, taphas, etc.) and Greek ([θιγγάνω, thiggano], Col 2:21; [ψηλαφάω, pselaphao], Lk 24:39; 1 Jn 1:1) words
HELVE
HELVE<helv> ([עֵ ץ‎, ̀ets] “wood,” “tree”): The handle or wooden part of an ax. “The head (margin “iron”) slippeth from the helve” (margin “tree,” Dt 19:5). The marginal reading suggests that “the ax is supposed to glance off the tree it is working on.”
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Handles
HANDLES Literally “hands.” The thumb pieces or knobs of the bolt or latch of a door (Song 5:5).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Handle
handle. This English term, as noun or verb, is used variously in Bible translations to render several words and expressions, such as the Hebrew noun kātēp H4190 (1 Ki. 7:34; NRSV, “support”), the Hebrew verb nûp H5677 (Isa. 10:15 NRSV; NIV, “use”), and the Greek verb psēlaphaō G6027 (Lk. 24:39 KJV;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Handle
HANDLE, hanʹd’l (כַּף‎, kaph): The noun occurs once in Cant 5:5, “handles of the bolt” (AV “lock”). The vb. “handle” represents several Heb (’āḥaz, māshakh, tāphas, etc) and Gr (θιγγάνω, thiggánō, Col 2:21; ψηλαφάω, psēlapháō, Lk 24:39; 1 Jn 1:1) words in AV, but is also sometimes substituted
Helve
HELVE, helv (עֵץ‎, ‛ēç, “wood,” “tree”): The handle or wooden part of an ax. “The head [m “iron”] slippeth from the helve” (m “tree,” Dt 19:5). The marginal reading suggests that “the ax is supposed to glance off the tree it is working on.”