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Hew
Dress • Hewer • Hewing • Hewn
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hew;Hewer;Hewn
Hew; Hewer; Hewn[Heb ḥāṣaḇ, ḥāṣēḇ] (Dt. 6:11; 1 K. 5:15; 2 Ch. 26:10; Neh. 9:25; Isa. 5:2; 10:15; 22:16; 51:1; Jer. 2:13; Hos. 6:5); AV also DIG, MAKE; NEB also QUARRYMAN, DIG, LASH (Hos. 6:5); [gāḏaʿ] (Dt. 7:5; 12:3; 2 Ch. 14:3; 31:1; 34:4, 7; Isa. 10:33); AV also CUT DOWN; NEB also HACK
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hew
HEW. Two basically different Heb. verbs are used, one in connection with wood and the other with stone. Heb. ḥāṭab means to chop down (a tree) or to cut and gather (firewood). Hewers of wood (Deut 19:5; 29:11; Josh 9:21, 23, 27; 2 Chr 2:10) were unskilled laborers, often slaves, whose task was menial
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hewing
HEWING. The Gibeonites, having deceived Joshua, were sentenced to serve as “hewers of wood and drawers of water for the whole congregation” (Josh. 9:21), a service that was performed by the lowest class of the people (Deut. 29:11). In 1 Kings 5:15 it is recorded that Solomon had “80,000 hewers of stone
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hew
HEW — to cleave or cut with blows from a heavy cutting instrument, as in chopping firewood (2 Chr. 2:10) or quarrying and cutting stone for building purposes (Amos 5:11).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HEWER
HEWER<hu’-er> ([חֹטֵב‎, choTebh]): Applies especially to a wood-worker or wood-gatherer (compare Arabic chattab, “a woodman”) (Josh 9:21, 23, 27; 2 Ch 2:10; Jer 46:22). Gathering wood, like drawing water, was a menial task. Special servants were assigned to the work (Dt 29:11). Joshua set
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hew
HEW To cut with blows from a heavy cutting instrument. The references to “hewers of wood” together with “drawers of water” (Josh. 9:21, 23, 27; Deut. 29:11) probably refer to those who gathered firewood. Such work was a despised task relegated to foreigners and slaves. The “hewers that cut timber” (2
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Hewer
hewer. This English term is used by the KJV and other translations to render the participle of Hebrew ḥāṭab H2634, “to cut or gather [wood]” (cf. also ḥāṣēb H2933 and derivatives). The expression “hewers of wood” (NIV, “woodcutters”) was apparently a special social classification; it was imposed
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Hewer
HEWER, hūʹēr (חֹטֵב‎, ḥōṭēbh): Applies esp. to a wood-worker or wood-gatherer (cf Arab. haṭṭāb, “a woodman”) (Josh 9:21, 23, 27; 2 Ch 2:10; Jer 46:22). Gathering wood, like drawing water was a menial task. Special servants were assigned to the work (Dt 29:11). Joshua set the Gibeonites to hewing