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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Gallows

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(עֵוֹ, ets, a tree or wood), a post or gibbet, rendered in Esther 6:4 "gallows," but in Genesis 40:19, and Deuteronomy 21:22, "tree." Hanging appears to have been a punishment practised among the Egyptians and other ancient nations, as well as among the Hebrews. (See PUNISHMENT).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Gallows'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/g/gallows.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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