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Piece

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pēs : In the King James Version the word (singular and plural) represents a large number of different Hebrew words, many of which have more or less the same significance, e.g. piece of meat or flesh ( Genesis 15:10; 2 Samuel 6:19; Ezekiel 24:4 ); of bread or cake (1 Samuel 2:36; 1 Samuel 30:12; Jeremiah 37:21 ); of ground or land (2 Samuel 23:11 ); of wall (Nehemiah 3:11 , Nehemiah 3:19 ff); of an ear ( Amos 3:12 ); of cloth or garment (1 Kings 11:30 ); of millstone (Judges 9:53 ). It is used frequently in paraphrastic renderings of various Hebrew verbs: "break," "tear," "cut," etc., in pieces (Genesis 44:28 , etc.).

In the New Testament "piece" renders ἐπίβλημα , epı́blēma , "piece" or "patch of cloth" ( Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21; Luke 5:36 ). It is also found in paraphrastic renderings - broken in pieces (Mark 5:4 ), pulled in pieces (Acts 23:10 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Piece'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/p/piece.html. 1915.

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