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Reference: Hook, Hooks


Hook, Hooks.

Various kinds of hooks are noticed in the Bible, of which the following are the most important:

1. Fishing hooks.

Job 41:2; Isa 19:8

; Habb 1:15

2. A ring, such as in our country is placed through the nose of a bull, and similarly used in the East for leading about lions --

Eze 19:4

where the Authorized Version has "with chains --camels and other animals. Called "thorn" in

Job 41:2

A similar method was adopted for leading prisoners.

2Ch 33:11

3. The hooks of the pillars of the tabernacle.

Ex 26:32,37; 27:10

ff.; Exod 38:13 ff.

4. A vinedressers pruning-hook.

Isa 2:4; 18:5; Mic 4:3; Joe 3:10

5. A flesh-hook for getting up the joints of meat out of the boiling-pot.

Ex 27:3; 1Sa 2:13-14

6. Probably "hooks" used for the purpose of hanging up animals to flay them.

Eze 40:43

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