American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
The ancient pen was a stylus of hardened iron, Jeremiah 17:1 , sometimes pointed with diamond, for writing on hard substances, like metallic plates; when waxen tablets were used, the stylus had one end made broad and smooth, for erasing errors, 2 Kings 21:13 . For parchment, cloth, and similar substances, a reed pen was used, or a fine hair pencil, with ink, Judges 5:14 Job 19:24 Isaiah 8:1 Jeremiah 36:23 3 John 1:13 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Pen'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/p/pen.html. 1859.