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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Knife

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is the representative in the Auth. Version of several Heb. terms: הֶרֶב (che'reb, from its laying waste), a sharp instrument, e.g. for circumcising (Joshua 5:2-3) a razor (Ezekiel 5:1); a graving-tool or chisel (Exodus 20:25); an axe (Ezekiel 26:9); poet. of the curved tusks of the hippopotamus (Job 40:19); elsewhere usually a "sword." מִאֲכֶלֶת(nzaake'leth, so called from its use in eating), a large knife for slaughtering and cutting up food (Genesis 22:6; Genesis 22:10; Judges 19:29; Proverbs 30:14). שִׂכַּין(sakkin', so called from separating parts to the view), a knife for any purpose, perhaps a table-knife (Proverbs 23:2). מִחֲלָ Š(mnachalaph', so called from gliding through the flesh), a butcher's knife for slaughtering the victims in sacrifice (Ezra 1:9). (See SWORD).

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

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