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Writing case
Occupational Objects
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Writing and Writing Materials
WRITING AND WRITING MATERIALS. The Bible consists of a corpus of literature which was set down in writing during a period from the end of the 2d millennium b.c. until the beginning of the Common Era. As such, it has an important place in the history of writing and, more precisely, in the history of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Writing Case
Writing Case [Heb. qeseṯ (hassōp̱ēr) (Ezk. 9:2f, 11)]; AV INKHORN; NEB PEN AND INK. Hebrew qeseṯ is apparently a loanword from Egyp gst (y), “palette.” See Writing X.B.1.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
INKHORN. Scribes throughout the centuries have carried in their girdle a long tube or case in which they kept their pens (reeds), with a small cup or container for ink attached to the upper end. It is called in Heb. qĕsĕth and translated “inkhorn” (KJV, ASV). It occurs only in Ezk 9:2, 3, 11, and is
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Writing Materials
WRITING MATERIALS The beginning of writing marks the transition from the prehistoric and protohistoric periods to historical times. The early symbols used for expressing thoughts in writing were very complicated and only a skilled elite was capable of mastering them. Even when the number of symbols had
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
INKHORN (Heb. qeset, a round “vessel”). This consists of a long tube for holding pens, sometimes made of hard wood but generally of metal—brass, copper, or silver. It is about nine or ten inches long, one and a half or two inches wide, and half an inch deep. To the upper end of this case the inkstand
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
InkhornThe Hebrew word so rendered means simply a round vessel or cup for containing ink, which was generally worn by writers in the girdle (Ezek. 9:2, 3, 11). The word “inkhorn” was used by the translators, because in former times in this country horns were used for containing ink.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
INKHORN — a horn or container that held writing ink. The inkhorn was apparently attached to the writer’s belt; “one man among them . . . had a writer’s inkhorn at his side” (Ezek. 9:2–3).
Writing Materials
WRITING MATERIALS — ancient surfaces, such as animal skins and stone, on which information was recorded in Bible times. The earliest writing materials were clay tablets or stone (Ex. 32:16; Job 19:23–24). An engraving tool or a chisel was used to write on stone, bricks, and tablets (Is. 8:1). A reed
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
INK-HORN<ink’-horn> ([ קֶסֶת‎=קֶשֶׂת ‎, keceth = keseth], BDB, 903): This term “inkhorn” occurs 3 times in Ezek 9 (9:2, 3, 11), in the phrase “writer’s inkhorn upon his loins” (or “by his side”). The word is more exactly “implement case,” or “writing-case” (calamarium atramentarium, theca
Compton’s Encyclopedia
handwritingJohn Hancock signed the American colonies’ Declaration of Independence in a large bold script so that, he said, King George III of England would have no trouble reading it. The handwriting of adults is not as individualized as their fingerprints, but it is distinctive enough that it is highly
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
INKHORN KJV term for a case in which ingredients for making ink were kept (Ezek. 9:2–3, 11). A scribe customarily carried his inkhorn in his belt.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
inkhorn. This English term (meaning a vessel made from a horn and used to hold ink) is used by the KJV to render qeset H7879, which occurs in only one passage (Ezek. 9:2–3, 11). This Hebrew word refers to a writing case for reed pens and some sort of container for ink near the upper end of the case.
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Writing, Writing Materials and Literacy in the Ancient Near East
WRITING, WRITING MATERIALS AND LITERACY IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EASTThe Historical Books report reading and writing as unexceptional activities, from the “book of the law” in Joshua 1:8 to “the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia” in Esther 10:2. Their testimony has to be set beside the