Easton's Bible Dictionary
A many-pronged fork used in the sacrificial services (1 Samuel 2:13,14
; Exodus 27:3
) by the priest in drawing away the flesh. The fat of the sacrifice, together with the breast and shoulder (Leviticus 7:29-34
), were presented by the worshipper to the priest. The fat was burned on the alter (3:3-5), and the breast and shoulder became the portion of the priests. But Hophni and Phinehas, not content with this, sent a servant to seize with a flesh-hook a further portion.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Flesh-Hook'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/f/flesh-hook.html. 1897.