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Holman Bible Dictionary

Peg

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A small, cylindrical or tapered piece of wood (or some other material). Pegs were used: to secure tents (Judges 4:21-22; Judges 5:26 ); to hang articles (Isaiah 22:23 ,Isaiah 22:23,22:25; Ezekiel 15:3 ); to weave cloth (Judges 16:14 ); even to dig latrines (Deuteronomy 23:13 ). Isaiah 22:23-25 used the image of a peg which gives way to picture false security in a leader. Zechariah 10:4 used the peg as one of several images for rulers. In Isaiah 33:22 secure tent pegs symbolize that God keeps Jerusalem secure. The enlarged tent and strengthened tent pegs of Isaiah 54:2 illustrate God's restoration of Jerusalem.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Peg'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/p/peg.html. 1991.

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