The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jaw[Heb leḥî, malqô (a)ḥ]. The term leḥî designated one of the two osseous structures from which the teeth grow and which constitute the framework of the mouth. The dual form malqôḥayim denoted both upper and lower maxillae (Ps. 22:15 [MT 16]). In Job 41:2 (MT 40:26) God asked Job if he
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JAW. Three Heb. words are used in connection with the English word “jaw”: (1) lhɩ̂, meaning “cheek” or “cheekbone” (Jdg 15:15–17, 19; Job 41:2; Isa 30:28; Ezk 29:4; 38:4; Hos 11:4); (2) malqôaḥ, meaning “jaw” (Ps 22:15); (3) mtallôt, meaning “jaw teeth” (Job 29:17; Prov 30:14).Jaw is used figuratively:
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jaw, JawboneThe lower bone structure of the human or animal mouth (Heb. lĕḥɩ̂). Samson defeated Philistine opponents with a jawbone of an ass and commemorated the event by naming the place of slaughter Ramath-lehi, “hill of the jawbone” (Judg. 15:15–19). Metaphorically, placing a hook or bridle in
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jaw, Jawbone (Heb. leḥî).† The bony structure which forms the framework of the mouth. Samson used such a bone from an ass as a weapon against the Philistines (Judg. 15:15–17; cf. v. 17, Ramath-lehi “hill of the jawbone”).The jaw occurs frequently in a figurative sense, particularly with regard
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JAW (Heb. usually lḥı̂, rendered “jaws,” Ps. 22:15; “jaw teeth,” Prov. 30:14; “teeth,” Joel 1:6). The jawbone of a donkey was the weapon with which Samson performed great slaughter (Judg. 15:15). See Cheek.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JAW; JAWBONE; JAW TEETH<jo>, <jo’-bon> ([לְחִי‎, lechi], “cheek (bone),” “jaw (bone)”): In Job 41:2, the Revised Version (British and American) gives “pierce his jaw through with a hook” for the King James Version “bore his jaw through with a thorn” (see HOOK; LEVIATHAN). Ps 22:15, “My
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
JAW Either of two bony structures that border the mouth and bear the teeth. The taking of captives in war is sometimes pictured using the images of animals led with bridles in their jaws (Isa. 30:28) or fish carried away with hooks in theirs (Ezek. 29:4; 38:4). According to one understanding of Hos.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
jaw. This English term is commonly the rendering of Hebrew lĕḥî H4305, used often of animals (e.g., the “jowls” of a bull or sheep, Deut. 18:3; a donkey’s “jawbone,” Jdg. 15:15–17), but also with reference to the “face” or “cheek” of people (e.g., 1 Ki. 22:24; Job 16:10). Several occurrences are figurative
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Jaw, Jawbone, Jaw Teeth
JAW, (לְחִי‎, leḥī, “cheek [bone],” “jaw [bone]”), JAWBONE, jô′bōn, JAW TEETH: In Job 41:2, RV gives “pierce his jaw through with a hook” for AV “bore his jaw through with a thorn” (see Hook; Leviathan). Ps 22:15, “My tongue cleaveth to my jaws [malḳōa ],” is descriptive of the effect of a
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