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The portion of a fireplace or altar where the burning coals rest (Isa 30:14). In particular, the portion of the altar upon which the burnt offerings would be consumed (Lev 6:9; Ezek 43:15–16).
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HEARTH. The fire pit or depression in the dirt floor of poorer houses, discovered in many archaeological excavations. The pungent smoke from the burning wood, grass, or dried cow dung escaped through the door or a window.1. A stove (’āḥ) in which Jehoiakim burned strips of the scroll of the word of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
HearthIn its basic sense, a depression in the ground in which was built a fire for cooking or heating. In cultic usage the hearth was the upper portion of the altar of burnt offering upon which the sacrifice was burned (Lev. 6:9; Ezek. 43:15–16). The hearths in Ezekiel’s ideal temple are used for boiling
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hearth. One way of baking much practiced in the East is to place the dough on an iron plate, either laid on or supported on legs above the vessel sunk in the ground, which forms the oven. The cakes baked “on the hearth,” Gen. 18:6, were probably baked in the existing Bedouin manner, on hot stones covered
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hearth—Heb. ah (Jer. 36:22, 23; R.V., “brazier”), meaning a large pot like a brazier, a portable furnace in which fire was kept in the king’s winter apartment.Heb. kiyor (Zech. 12:6; R.V., “pan”), a fire-pan.Heb. moqed (Ps. 102:3; R.V., “fire-brand”), properly a fagot.Heb. yaqud (Isa. 30:14), a burning
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HEARTH A depression in a floor, sometimes bricked to retain heat (Jer. 36:23), used for cooking food (Isa. 30:14). KJV used “hearth” to translate four Hebrew terms. Modern translations retain “hearth” at Isa. 30:14. Elsewhere modern translations substituted other terms: “furnace” (NRSV), “oven” (REB),
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
hearth. In biblical times the hearth was a depression in the floor of a house or tent—in the center or in a corner—and in this area food was cooked, or bread was baked in the ashes or on hot stones. There was no chimney; smoke escaped through a door or a window. Where obtainable, wood was used as a fuel,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
HEARTH, härth: Occurs 7 t in AV: Gen 18:6; Ps 102:3; Isa 30:14; Jer 36:22, 23 bis; Zec 12:6; 4 t in RV: Lev 6:9; Isa 30:14; Ezk 43:15, 16 (“altar hearth”); cf also Isa 29:1 RVm. It will be noted that the renderings of the two VSS agree in only one passage (Isa 30:14).(1) The hearth in case of a tent