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Shepherd's staff
Occupational Objects
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Handpike
Handpike. Wooden staff with pointed metal tip (Ez 39:9).See Arms and Warfare.
Handstaff
Handstaff. kjv rendering of handpike in Ezekiel 39:9.See Arms and Warfare.
Maul
Maul. kjv translation for “war club” in Proverbs 25:18.See Arms and Warfare.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Club
Club [Heb. tôṯāḥ] (Job 41:29); AV DART; [mēp̱îṣ, emended to mappēṣ] (Prov. 25:18); AV MAUL; [Gk. xýlon] (Mt. 26:47, 55 par); AV STAFF; NEB CUDGEL. Philologically, little is known about Heb. tôṯāḥ, which occurs only in Job 41:29. A presumed Semitic cognate verb means “beat with a club,”
Handpike
Handpike[Heb maqqēl yāḏ] (Ezk. 39:9); AV HANDSTAFF; NEB THROWING-STICK. A weapon perhaps like the staff used by travelers or shepherds (cf. Gen. 32:10 [MT 11]; Ex. 12:11 Nu. 22:27; 1 S. 17:40).
Maul
Maul The AV translation of Heb. mappēṣ in Prov. 25:18 (RSV “war club”). See Club; Weapons of War.
Rod
Rod [Heb. ḥōṭer] (Prov. 14:3); [maṭṭeh] (Ex. 4:2; Ps. 110:2; Ezk. 7:11; etc.); NEB STAFF, “injustice”; [maqqēl] (Gen. 30:37; Jer. 1:11; etc.); NEB also “in early bloom”; [šēḇeṭ] (Ex. 21:20; Ps. 2:9; 23:4; Prov. 10:13; Isa. 9:4; Ezk. 20:37; etc.); NEB STAFF, STICK, SCEPTRE, BEATING, GOAD, FLAIL,
Staff
Staff [Heb. maṭṭeh] (Gen. 38:18, 25; Lev. 26:26; 1 S. 14:27, 43; Ps. 105:16; Isa. 9:4 [MT 3]; etc.); AV also ROD; NEB also STICK, DAILY, ROD, etc.; [poel part of ḥāqaq] (“ruler’s staff” Gen. 49:10); AV LAWGIVER; [maqqēl] (Gen. 32:10; Ex. 12:11; Nu. 22:27; 1 S. 17:40; Jer. 48:17; Hos. 4:12; Zec.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Maul
MAUL* kjv translation for “war club” (nlt “ax”) in Proverbs 25:18. See Armor and Weapons; Warfare.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rod
rod1 A walking stick for travelers, usually called a “staff” in the nrsv (Gen. 32:10). When Jesus sent his disciples out on a mission, he told them to take nothing with them for the journey except a staff (Mark 6:8; but in Matt. 10:10 and Luke 9:3, they are not even to take that).2 An instrument for
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Club
CLUB. An offensive weapon, probably the most primitive of all weapons. Several words may be translated “club.”1. Heb. tôtāḥ, “bludgeon” or “club” (Job 41:29). The LXX translated it as “hammer,” “mallet”; the KJV has “dart.”2. Heb. mappēṣ, “war club” (Prov 25:18; Jer 51:20). The KJV has “maul”
Maul
MAUL. The Heb. mēpı̂ṣ comes from a root which means to break in pieces, and hence refers to a weapon, e.g., a hammer, a mace, or war club (Prov 25:18). In Jer 51:20 “battle axe” (q.v.) translates a similar Heb. word, mappēṣ.
Rod
ROD. The translation of five Heb. and Gr. words.1. Heb. ḥōṭer, “rod,” properly, “shoot,” “sprout,” “twig.” The two occurrences of this word in the OT are figurative, the first indicating the product of thoughtlessness, the second indicative of the purpose of God in grace. Pride shows itself as a
Staff
STAFF. Various Heb. and Gr. words in many passages in the Bible refer to the staff in a literal sense. These include association with or use by shepherds, travelers, warriors and soldiers. The predominant biblical uses, however, are figurative. Moses’ rod, for instance, symbolized the presence of God
Stay
STAY. A thing or a person used to strengthen, steady, or support something. It is used of the arms on Solomon’s throne (1 Kgs 10:19); the bread and water that sustains life (Isa 3:1); the Egyptian princes that “corner” or support the tribes (Isa 19:13); and the Lord Himself, the support of His people
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Rod (Staff)
ROD (STAFF). A word with a variety of meanings. 1. A stem, branch (Gn. 30:37; Je. 1:11). 2. A support carried by travellers (Gn. 32:10; Mk. 6:8), shepherds (Ex. 4:2; Ps. 23:4, ‘staff’), old men (Zc. 8:4; Heb. 11:21) and men of rank (Gn. 38:18); figurative in 2 Ki. 18:21; Is. 3:1; Ezk. 29:6. Passing under
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rod
RodA long piece of wood used for support and as a weapon. A long staff (Heb. maṭṭeh) was used by travelers for support and shepherds for guiding their flocks (Exod. 4:2; Isa. 10:26). It was also the miraculous rod of Aaron and the Egyptian magicians (Exod. 7:9–12) and was used figuratively for oppression
Staff
StaffAny substantial stick used as a walking stick (Gen. 32:10 [MT 11]; Matt. 10:10), by shepherds as a defense against predators (Zech. 11:7; cf. Ps. 23:4), as a ceremonial object like a scepter (Gen. 49:10; Isa. 14:5), for punishment (30:32), or as a goad (Num. 22:27), a divining stick (Hos. 4:12),
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rod
Rod (Heb. šēḇeṭ, maṭṭeh, maqqēl, ḥōṭer; Gk. rhábdos).† Any kind of substantial branch or stick used as a weapon (Isa. 10:26), as an instrument of miracleworking and magic (so “Aaron’s rod,” Exod. 4, 7–8; Num. 17, 20), or for corporal punishment (e.g., Exod. 21:20; 2 Sam. 7:14; Ps. 89:32;
Staff
Staff (Heb. maqqēl, maṭṭeh, šēḇeṭ, miš˓eneṯ; Gk. rhábdos). † Any kind of substantial stick used as a walking stick (Gen. 32:10 [MT 11]; Matt. 10:10), by shepherds as a defense against predators (Zech. 11:7; cf. Ps. 23:4), as a ceremonial object like a scepter (Gen. 49:10; Isa. 14:5),
Stay and Staff
Stay and Staff (Heb. maš˓ēn ûmaš˓ēnâ). At Isa. 3:1 the prophet announces that God will take away from Jerusalem and Judah “stay and staff,” the “stay of bread” (miš˓an-leḥem) and the “stay of water” (miš˓an-mayim). Here a staff (probably a walking stick) used for support is a figure for food
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Rod
ROD A tall, slender staff used as a walking stick by travelers (Gen 32:10; Mark 6:8) and the old (Zech 8:4; Heb 11:21). The rod was also a sign of office or authority (Gen 49:10; Judg 5:14; Jer 48:17), as the rods of Moses (Exod 4:20) and Aaron (Num 17:8–11; Heb 9:4). In other contexts, a rod was used
Staff
STAFF A branch or wooden rod used mainly for walking. The staff was both the support and the weapon of the shepherd (Ps 23:4; Mic 7:14). It was also considered essential equipment for a journey on foot, no matter what the health or age of the walker. The poor traveler carried nothing but a staff (Gen
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Maul
Maul (i.e., a hammer), a sort of battleaxe or hammer, used as an implement of war. Prov. 25:18.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Rod
ROD. The rendering of several Heb. words and one Gk. term.1. A stick for punishment (Heb. shēbeṭ, Ex. 21:20; 2 Sam. 7:14; Job 9:34; Prov. 10:13; Isa. 11:4) and, in a few instances, a shepherd’s staff (Ezek. 20:37; Mic. 7:14, “scepter”).
Staff
STAFF (Heb. maṭṭeh, “branch”; Ex. 4:2; 7:9; 1 Sam. 14:27, 43). In the case of Moses and Aaron, the staff, although belonging to Moses, was employed by Aaron in performing miracles. It was also called “the staff of God” (Ex. 4:20; 17:9), probably because through it Jehovah wrought such wonders. See
Staff
STAFF (Heb. maṭṭeh, maqqēl, shēbeṭ; Gk. hrabdos; all meaning a “stick”). Rods and staffs were employed for various purposes by the ancients, as is common with us. They were used by old and infirm persons for support or defense (Ex. 21:19; Zech. 8:4), also by travelers (Gen. 32:10; Ex. 12:11; 2 Kings
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Maul
Maulan old name for a mallet, the rendering of the Hebrew mephits (Prov. 25:18), properly a war-club.