Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(יָתֵד, yathed' a pin [as often rendered], especially a tent-pin, Judges 4:21; Sept. πάσσαλος; Vulg. passillus), the implement required by the Mosaic law to be carried by Jews for the purpose of covering their ordure with earth (Deuteronomy 23:13), evidently a common stake or peg of wood, sufficient to scratch the ground with.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Paddle'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/p/paddle.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.