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shuv ´' 50 : (1) רחת , raḥath , is a wooden shovel used on the threshing-floor for winnowing the grain ( Isaiah 30:24 ). (2) יע , yā‛ , is used in various passages to indicate some instrument employed to carry away ashes from the altar (Exodus 27:3; Exodus 38:3; Numbers 4:14; 1 Kings 7:40 , 1 Kings 7:45; 2 Kings 25:14; 2 Chronicles 4:11 , 2 Chronicles 4:16; Jeremiah 52:18 ). It was very likely a small shovel like those used in connection with modern fireplaces for cleaning away the ashes (compare Hebrew yā‛ah , "to sweep away") or for carrying live coals to start a new fire. (3) יתד , yāthēdh (Deuteronomy 23:13 the Revised Version margin)

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Shovel'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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