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For fastening.
  • Hebrew yathed, "piercing," a peg or nail of any material (Ezekiel 15:3 ), more especially a tent-peg (Exodus 27:19; 35:18; 38:20 ), with one of which Jael (q.v.) pierced the temples of Sisera (Judges 4:21,22 ). This word is also used metaphorically (Zechariah 10:4 ) for a prince or counsellor, just as "the battle-bow" represents a warrior.

  • Masmer, a "point," the usual word for a nail. The words of the wise are compared to "nails fastened by the masters of assemblies" (Ecclesiastes 12:11 , A.V.). The Revised Version reads, "as nails well fastened are the words of the masters," etc. Others (as Plumptre) read, "as nails fastened are the masters of assemblies" (Compare Isaiah 22:23; Ezra 9:8 ). David prepared nails for the temple (1 Chronicles 22:3; 2 Chronicles 3:9 ). The nails by which our Lord was fixed to the cross are mentioned (John 20:25; Colossians 2:14 ).

    Nail of the finger (Heb. tsipporen, "scraping"). To "pare the nails" is in Deuteronomy 21:12 (marg., "make," or "dress," or "suffer to grow") one of the signs of purification, separation from former heathenism (Compare Leviticus 14:8; Numbers 8:7 ). In Jeremiah 17:1 this word is rendered "point."

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Nail'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​n/nail.html. 1897.
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