5 occurrences in 5 dictionaries

Reference: Mattock


(1.) Heb ma'eder, an instrument for dressing or pruning a vineyard (Isa 7:25); a weeding-hoe.

(2.) Heb mahareshah (1Sa 13:1), perhaps the ploughshare or coulter.

(3.) Heb herebh, marg. of text (2Ch 34:6). Authorized Version, "with their mattocks," marg. "mauls." The Revised Version renders "in their ruins," marg. "with their axes." The Hebrew text is probably corrupt.

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Isa 7:25. A single headed pickax or hoe, for loosening the ground.

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The mattock of Isa 7:25 is rather the hoe with which land inaccessible to the plough was hoed

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1. chereb, probably sword or tool. 2Ch 34:6; the margin reads 'mauls,'

2. machareshah, ploughshare, coulter. 1Sa 13:20-21.

3. mader, probably a hoe or spade. Isa 7:25.

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Isa 7:25

The tool used in Arabia for loosening the ground, described by Neibuhr, answers generally to our mattock or grubbing-axe, i.e. a single-headed pickaxe. The ancient Egyptian hoe was of wood, and answered for hoe, spade and pick.

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