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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jaw-boneof an ass afforded Samson a weapon for the great slaughter of the Philistines (Judg. 15:15), in which he slew a thousand men. In verse 19 the Authorized Version reads, “God clave a hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout.” This is a mis-translation of the words. The rendering
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
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