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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Weaving The process of interlacing previously spun lengthwise threads with previously spun crosswise threads to form cloth. Unlike basketweaving or braid, which can be held in the hands while being done, weaving requires a frame, called a loom. The purpose of the loom is to hold the lengthwise threads,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SHUTTLE. A weaver’s tool used to shoot the thread of the woof from one side to the other through the threads of the warp. In Job 7:6 the Heb. word ˒ereg, “a weaving,” is translated “shuttle” in the KJV. It is used figuratively to show that the days of one’s life pass as swiftly as the shutter moves back
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Spinning, Weaving, Loom
Spinning, Weaving, LoomSpinning and weaving are the major processes in the production of cloth and were familiar in biblical times. While these activities were traditionally the work of women in the home (Prov. 31:13, 19, 22, 24), there is evidence that men became involved in cloth production as an
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Weaving. A process, common in the ancient world, for making various kinds and patterns of cloth. The basic procedure was to attach a set of threads (warp) to a loom, then interweave cross (woof or weft) threads with the warp and press or beat them successively into the growing fabric.Three kinds of
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
WEAVING The weaver’s craft was known in the ancient Near East from early times. Most of our knowledge of this ancient craft comes from Egypt, where numerous specimens of cloth, mainly linen, have been preserved thanks to the dry climate. A close study of the techniques employed is therefore possible.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Weaving. The art of weaving appears to be coeval with the first dawning of civilization. We find it practiced with great skill by the Egyptians at a very early period. The “vestures of fine linen” such as Joseph wore, Gen. 41:42, were the product of Egyptian looms. The Israelites were probably acquainted
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SHUTTLE (Heb. ˒ereg, a “weaving”). Used in Job 7:6 as a figure of the swiftness of life. His days pass by as swiftly as the little shuttle moves backward and forward in the warp.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
SHUTTLE — an instrument on a Loom to which thread or yarn was attached. The shuttle was used to pull the thread back and forth for the weaving of fabric. Two men were required to operate the large, upright Egyptian-type looms. Job used the word in a figurative sense: “My days are swifter than a weaver’s
WEAVING — the skill of making cloth from threads. Egyptian paintings from as early as 2000 b.c. depict weaving as an advanced skill. This skill was widely practiced throughout the ancient world long before this time. About 2500 b.c. the city of Ebla boasted a highly developed textile industry, and weavers
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
WEAVING<we’-ving>: Although weaving was one of the most important and best developed of the crafts of Bible times, yet we have but few Biblical references to enlighten us as to the processes used in those early days. A knowledge of the technique of weaving is necessary, however, if we are to understand
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Weavʹing. The art of weaving was practiced in the very earliest times. The “vestures of fine linen,” such as Joseph wore (Gen. 41:42), were the products of Egyptian looms. The Israelites were probably acquainted with the process before their sojourn in Egypt, but there undoubtedly they attained that
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
WEAVING.—In our Lord’s day weaving was done by hand-looms, as still in the East generally. The loom, with its ‘beam’ and ‘shuttle,’ which furnished to OT poet and prophet figures of life’s swiftness and brevity (cf. Job 7:6, Is 38:12), is not directly mentioned in the Gospels. While in the earlier days
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