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Measuring rod
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Measuring Line
Measuring Line A cord used to measure length and distance (e.g., Isa 28:17; Jer 31:39; Amos 7:17).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Measuring Line
Measuring Line [Heb. qāw, qāweh (2 K. 21:13; Zec. 1:16), qewēh hammiddâ (Jer. 31:39), ḥeḇel hammiddâ (Zec. 2:1 [MT 5]); AV also LINE; NEB also PLUMB-LINE; MEASURING REED [Heb. qenēh hammiddâ] (Ezk. 40:3, 5; 42:16, 19); NEB (MEASURING-) ROD; MEASURING ROD [Gk. kálamos (Rev. 11:1), métron
Meteyard
Meteyard mēt̀yärd. Archaic for “measuring rod” in Lev. 19:35, AV, translating Heb middâ, “measure, measurement” (RSV “measures of length”).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Lines
Lineswere used for measuring and dividing land; and hence the word came to denote a portion or inheritance measured out; a possession (Ps. 16:6).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MEASURING LINE
MEASURING LINEקַו‎ [qaw], קֶוֶה‎ [qeweh]): The usual meaning is simply line, rope or cord, in Isa 28:10, 13, but the line was used for measurement, as is evident from such passages as 1 Ki 7:23; Job 38:5; Jer 31:39. Whether the line for measuring had a definite length or not we have no means
MEASURING REED
MEASURING REEDקְנֵה הַמִּדָּה‎ [qeneh hamiddah]; [κάλαμος, kalamos]): Used in Ezek 40:5 ff; 42:16; 45:1; Rev 11:1; 21:15, 16. The length of the reed is given as 6 cubits, each cubit being a cubit and a palm, i.e. the large cubit of 7 palms, or about 10 ft. See CUBIT. Originally it was an
METEYARD
METEYARD<met’-yard> (מִדָּה‎ [middah], “a measure,” Lev 19:35): Has this meaning in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American), but in the American Standard Revised Version, “measures of length.”
REED, MEASURING
REED, MEASURING<mezh’-ur-ing> ([קְנֵה הַדִָּה‎, qeneh ha-middah]): In Ezekiel’s vision of the temple a “man” (an angel) appears with a “measuring reed” to measure the dimensions of the temple (Ezekiel 40:3 ff; 42:16 ff). The reed is described as 6 cubits long, “of a cubit and a handbreadth each,”
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Reed
Reed, Measʹur-ing, a measure of length equal to six cubits (Ezek. 40:5–8; 41:8; 42:16–19).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Measuring Line
MEASURING LINE Cord used to measure length (cp. 1 Kings 7:15, 23; 2 Chron. 4:3). References to a measuring line point to the restoration of Jerusalem (Jer. 31:39; Zech. 2:1; cp. Ezek. 47:3).
Measuring Reed
MEASURING REED Ezekiel’s measuring reed was a cane about 10 feet long used as a measuring tool (Ezek. 40:3, 5–8; cp. Rev. 21:15–16). See Weights and Measures.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Measuring Line
measuring line. This expression is used in many English versions as a rendering of two Hebrew phrases, qāw hammiddâ (Jer. 31:3; Ketib qĕwēh) and ḥebel middâ (Zeph. 2:5). Both qāw H7742 and ḥebel H2475 can refer to a cord or line, while middâ H4500 means “size, measure, standard.” The word qāw
Measuring Reed (Rod)
measuring reed (rod). The Hebrew expression qĕnēh hammiddâ (lit., “reed of the measure”) occurs six times in Ezekiel as the prophet gives the dimensions of the future temple (Ezek. 40:3, 5; 42:16–18). The word qāneh H7866 means “reed” or “stalk,” and from the Semitic root is derived the Greek term
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Measuring Line
MEASURING LINE (קַו‎, ḳaw, קֶרֶה‎, ḳeweh): The usual meaning is simply line, rope or cord, as in Isa 28:10, 13, but the line was used for measurement, as is evident from such passages as 1 K 7:23; Job 38:5; Jer 31:39. Whether the line for measuring had a definite length or not we have no means of knowing.
Measuring Reed
MEASURING REED (קְנֵה הַמִּדָּה‎, enēh ha-middāh; κάλαμος, kálamos): Used in Ezk 40:5 ff; 42:16; 45:1; Rev 11:1; 21:15, 16. The length of the reed is given as 6 cubits, each cubit being a cubit and a palm, i.e. the large cubit of 7 palms, or about 10 ft. See Cubit. Originally it was an actual reed
Meteyard
METEYARD, mētʹyärd (מִדָּה‎, middāh, “a measure,” Lev 19:35): Has this meaning in AV and RV, but in ARV, “measures of length.”
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