Writing tablet
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 Tablet
Writing Tablet [Gk. pinakídion ̣egrapsen] (Lk. 1:63); AV WRITING TABLE; [Lat buxos] (2 Esd. 14:24); AV “box tree.”Immediately following the birth of his son, Zechariah, who had been struck dumb because he did not believe Gabriel’s announcement that Elizabeth would bear a son (Lk. 1:13–20), responded
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
A Linear a tablet from the Mycenaean periodTABLET1. In the lower Tigris-Euphrates valley where clay is very plentiful, tablets of clay became the most common (and perhaps earliest) writing (q.v.) material. Thousands of inscribed tablets have survived from antiquity, giving an insight into ancient
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
TABLET.1. Heb. lûaḥ (“glistening”), a board of polished stone or wood used for writing on (Prov. 3:3; Isa. 30:8; Hab. 2:2).2. Gk. pinakidion (Luke 1:63) and Gk. plax, “flat,” the former being a small writing tablet, the latter meaning the same as no. 1 (2 Cor. 3:3).3. The inaccurate KJV rendering
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Clay Tablets
CLAY TABLETS — one of the world’s oldest known writing materials, perhaps originating in Mesopotamia. Made of clean, smooth clay, the tablets were imprinted with Cuneiform signs or symbols (by means of a stylus) while still wet, then allowed to dry slowly. When baked in an oven, they hardened into a
TABLET — a word with several different meanings in the Bible:1. The tablets of stone on which God wrote the law given to Moses at Mount Sinai (Ex. 24:12; Deut. 10:1–5).2. Ordinary writing tablets made of clay or wood (Ezek. 4:1; Luke 1:63).3. The Bible also uses the word “tablet” to speak of God’s
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
TABLET<tab’-let>: A rigid flat sheet (plate, pad or slab) used to receive writing. Stone, clay, wood and perhaps bronze, gold and lead tablets, at least, are mentioned in the Bible. In the Old English sense of “locket” the word is incorrectly used in the King James Version also of what the Revised
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
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
TABLE, TABLET (Lk 1:63 πινακίδιον, 2 Co 3:3 and He 9:4 πλάξ).—The word πινακίδιον, not wholly unknown in classical Greek, although it is not commonly used, occurs but once in the NT and not at all in the Septuagint. When it is used in Lk 1:63 it denotes, in all probability, a wax-covered wooden writing-tablet.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
TABLET Usually a flat surface used for writing. 1. Law tablets. Scripture names the stone objects bearing the Ten Commandments the tablets (or tables) of the law (Exod. 24:12), testimony (Exod. 31:18), and covenant (Deut. 9:9). These tablets were perhaps small steles such as those other nations used
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Clay Tablets
clay tablets. Clay tablets, the world’s earliest known writing material, commonly were shaped something like a shredded wheat biscuit. Important historical matter often was inscribed on clay prisms or cylinders. The letters used on the clay tablets were wedge-shaped (cuneiform) and were imprinted in
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
tablet. This English term is used primarily to translate Hebrew lûaḥ H4283, most often used of the two tablets of stone on which the Ten Commandments were given at Sinai to Moses (Exod. 24:12; Deut. 5:22; et al.). These tablets were written on both sides (Exod. 32:15) by God himself, containing the