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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shovel
SHOVEL [Heb yāʿ (יָע)]. A cultic utensil mentioned in several lists of objects used in the tabernacle (Exod 27:3; 28:3; Num 4:14) and the temple (1 Kgs 7:40, 45; 2 Kgs 25:14; 2 Chr 4:11, 16; Jer 52:18). The shovels were made of bronze, as was the courtyard altar they serviced; they were used to carry
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shovel
Shovel [Heb. yāʿâ] (Ex. 27:3; 38:3; Nu. 4:14; 1 K. 7:40, 45; etc.); [raḥaṯ] (Isa. 30:24). A handled tool with a scoop at one end used to lift, carry, and throw soil or similar material.A bronze shovel found at Megiddo (ca 13th cent. b.c.) (courtesy of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shovel, Altar
shovel, altar, an implement for clearing away ashes from the tabernacle’s outer altar. The altar shovels were made of copper (Exod. 27:3; 38:3). The ashes were scooped up in them and apparently placed in copper pots (27:3), which were then carried outside the camp and emptied at a specified ash dump
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shovel
SHOVEL. The OT mentions two kinds of shovels: (1) Heb. yā˓ denotes one of the bronze “vessels of the altar,” used in the tabernacle (Ex 27:3; 38:3; Num 4:14) and in the temple (1 Kgs 7:40, 45; 2 Kgs 25:14; etc.) for placing coals on, and removing the fat-soaked ashes from, the altar. At Megiddo was
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Shovel
SHOVEL (Heb. yā‘). Bronze shovels were made for clearing ashes from off the altar of burnt-offering (Ex. 27:3) and later by Hiram for Solomon’s Temple (1 Ki. 7:40, 45). Some Canaanite shovels have been discovered, e.g. at Megiddo (BA 4, 1941, p. 29 and fig. 9).Heb. raḥaṯ is mentioned in Is. 30:24;
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Shovel
SHOVEL. The implement used for removing ashes from the altar (Ex. 27:3; etc.). See Tabernacle. It is also the rendering of Heb. raḥat (Isa. 30:24), a winnowing fork.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Shovel
Shovelshovel, an implement for clearing away ashes from the tabernacle’s outer altar. The altar shovels were made of copper (Exod. 27:3; 38:3). The ashes were scooped up in them and apparently placed in copper pots (see Exod. 27:3), which were then carried outside the camp and emptied at the cultic
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Shovels
SHOVELS — ceremonial instruments used by priests in the tabernacle (Ex. 27:3) and in the Temple (Jer. 52:18) for placing coals on the altar and for removing the fat-soaked ashes. Archaeologists who excavated Megiddo found a 22-inch bronze shovel with a rectangular shape and a long, thin handle.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PADDLE
PADDLE<pad’-’-l> ([יָתֵד, yathedh]): Deuteronomy 23:13 (Heb 14), the Revised Version margin “shovel.”
SHOVEL
SHOVEL<shuv’-l>:1. [רַחַת‎, rachath], is a wooden shovel used on the threshing-floor for winnowing the grain (Isaiah 30:24).2. [יָע‎, ], is used in various passages to indicate some instrument employed to carry away ashes from the altar (Exodus 27:3; 38:3; Numbers 4:14; 1 Kings 7:40,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Paddle
PADDLE KJV term for a digging tool (Deut. 23:13). Modern translations render the term as something to dig with (NIV), spade (NASB), stick (RSV, TEV), or trowel (NRSV, REB). The Israelites were required to respect God’s presence in their camp by burying their excrement.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Shovel
shovel. This English term usually renders Hebrew yāʿ H3582, which refers to a ceremonial implement used in removing the debris from the altars of the tabernacle and temple (Exod. 27:3; 38:3; Num. 4:14; 1 Ki. 7:40, 45; 2 Ki. 25:14; 2 Chr. 4:11, 16; Jer. 52:18). In one other passage (Isa. 30:24) the uncommon
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Shovel
SHOVEL, shuvʹ’l: (1) רַחַת‎, raḥath, is a wooden shovel used on the threshing-floor for winnowing the grain (Isa 30:24). (2) יָע‎, yā’, is used in various passages to indicate some instrument employed to carry away ashes from the altar (Ex 27:3; 38:3; Nu 4:14; 1 K 7:40, 45; 2 K 25:14; 2 Ch 4:11, 16;