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Rope
Cord • Rent
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rope
Rope [Heb. ḥeḇel—‘cord, rope’ (Josh. 2:15; 2 S. 17:13; 1 K. 20:31f.; Job 18:10; Jer. 38:6, 11–13)]; AV also CORD, SNARE; NEB also CORD, ROUGH CORD; [ʾaḇōṯ (Jgs. 15:13f.; 16:11f.; Job 39:10; Isa. 5:18)]; AV also CORD, BAND; [ʾag̱môn—‘rush’ (Job 41:2 [MT 40:26])]; AV HOOK; NEB CORD; [niqpâ (Isa.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rope
rope, a twisted or braided line. Rope could be made of cloth, string, leather, vine, or any other strong material. It could be used as a belt (Isa. 3:24), as a means of escape (Josh. 2:15), as a device to trap someone or something (Job 18:10), to lead a beast (Job 41:2), to tie a prisoner (Judg. 15:13),
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Rope
ROPE. Ropes or cords are represented by five Heb. words (ḥebel, ˓ăbōt, yether, mêtār, ḥûṭ and one Gr. word (schoinion). Various materials and methods used by ropemakers have caused translators to give indistinct translations at times. The “string” of a bow (Ps 11:2) and “green withs” (Jdg 16:7)
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cord, Rope
CORD, ROPE. A number of Heb. words and one Gk. word are thus rendered in the rsv. 1. ḥeḇel is the most common and it is the usual word for rope, being translated ‘rope’ in Jos. 2:15, etc., ‘line’ in Mi. 2:5, etc., ‘cord’ in Est. 1:6, and ‘tackle’ in Is. 33:23. Some consider it is related etymologically
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Rent
Rent(Isa. 3:24), probably a rope, as rendered in the LXX. and Vulgate and Revised Version, or as some prefer interpreting the phrase, “girdle and robe are torn [i.e., are ‘a rent’] by the hand of violence.”
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Rope
Roperope, a twisted or braided line. Rope could be made of cloth, string, leather, vine, or any other strong material. It could be used as a belt (Isa. 3:24), as a means of escape (Josh. 2:15), as a device to trap someone or something (Job 18:10), to lead a beast (Job 41:2), to tie a prisoner (Judg.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ROPE
ROPE<rop>: Used in the Old Testament for [חֶבֶל‎, chebhel], “that which binds” (2 Samuel 17:13, etc.), and for [עֲבֹת‎, ̀abhoth], “that which is woven” (Judges 15:13, etc.). In neither word is any specified thickness or strength connoted, and chebhel is translated equally well by “line” (2
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Rope
ROPE, rōp: Used in the OT for חֶבֶל‎, ḥebhel, “that which binds” (2 S 17:13, etc), and for עֲבֹת‛ăbhōth, “that which is woven” (Jgs 15:13, etc). In neither word is any specified thickness or strength connoted, and ḥebhel is trd equally well by “line” (2 S 8:2, etc)’or “cord” (Josh 2:15, etc), and
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ROPE
ROPE [אַגְמוֹןʾaghmon, חֶבֶלkhevel, עֲבֹתʿavoth; ζευκτηρία zeuktēria, σχοινίον schoinion]. Ancient ropes were twisted and braided from long plant fibers or animal hair. The distinction between ropes and smaller cords is not always clear (e.g., Isa 5:18; see CORD, ROPE). Rope (ʿavoth) was used to
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