abounds in all the plains and valleys of the wilderness of the forty years' wanderings. In Isa 50:7 and Eze 3:9 the expressions, where the word is used, means that the "Messiah would be firm and resolute amidst all contempt and scorn which he would meet; that he had made up his mind to endure it, and would not shrink from any kind or degree of suffering which would be necessary to accomplish the great work in which he was engaged." (Comp. Eze 3:8-9.) The words "like a flint" are used with reference to the hoofs of horses (Isa 5:28).
1. challamish, 'hard rock,' out of which water was brought. De 8:15; Ps 114:8. Christ, because of His opposers, set His face like a flint, and He knew He should not be ashamed. Isa 50:7. God made Jacob to suck oil out of the flinty rock. De 32:13.
2. tsor, 'rock.' God made Ezekiel's forehead as an adamant, harder than flint, because of the obduracy of Israel. Eze 3:9. The horses' hoofs of God's executors of judgement shall be like flint. Isa 5:28.
a well-known stone, a variety of quartz. It is extremely hard, and strikes fire. It was very abundant in and about Palestine.