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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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kôr´nẽr ( מקצוע , miḳcōa‛ , פאה , pē'āh , פנּה , pinnāh ; ἀρχή , archḗ , γωνία , gōnı́a , ἀκρογωνιαῖος , akrogōniaı́os ): In Exodus 26:24 ; Ezekiel 41:22 ; Ezekiel 46:21 , Ezekiel 46:22 , miḳcōa‛ , "angle" is translated "corner"; pē'āh , "side," "quarter" and pinnāh "corner," "front," "chief," are more frequently so translated, e.g. Exodus 25:26 ; Leviticus 19:9 ; Jeremiah 9:26 ; Jeremiah 25:23 ; and Exodus 27:2 ; 1 Kings 7:34 ; Psalm 118:22 ; Isaiah 28:16 ("corner-stone"); Jeremiah 51:26 . Other words are kānāph , "wing" (Isaiah 11:12 ; Ezekiel 7:2 ); kāthēph , "shoulder" (2 Kings 11:11 the King James Version, twice); pa‛am , "foot" (Exodus 25:12 the King James Version); zāwı̄yōth , "corner-stones" (Psalm 144:12 ; Zechariah 9:15 , translated "corners").

For "corner" the Revised Version (British and American) has "side" (Exodus 36:25 ), "corner-stone" (Zechariah 10:4 ), also for "stay" (Isaiah 19:13 ); instead of "teacher removed into a corner" (Isaiah 30:20 ), "be hidden," "hide themselves"; for "corners" we have "feet" (Exodus 25:12 ; 1 Kings 7:30 ); "ribs" (Exodus 30:4 ; Exodus 37:27 ); for "divide into corners" (Nehemiah 9:22 ), "allot after their portions"; for "into corners" (Deuteronomy 32:26 ), "afar"; the words to Israel (Isaiah 41:9 ) "called thee from the chief men 'ăcı̄lı̄m thereof" are rendered by the Revised Version (British and American) "called thee from the corners thereof" (of the earth).

In the New Testament we have gōnia ("angle," "corner"), "in the corners of the streets" (Matthew 6:5 ), "the head of the corner" (Matthew 21:42 ), "the four corners of the earth" (Revelation 7:1 ; Revelation 20:8 ); archē ("a beginning") (Acts 10:11 ; Acts 11:5 ); "chief corner stone" (Ephesians 2:20 ; 1 Peter 2:6 ), is a translation of akrogōniaios ("at the extreme angle").


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Corner'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. http://www.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=2324. 1915.

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