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Holman Bible Dictionary
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
; 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.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Peg'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/p/peg.html. 1991.