Smith's Bible DictionaryAwl
a tool of which we do not know the ancient form. The only notice of it is in connection with the custom of boring the ear of the slave. (Exodus 21:6; 15:17)
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaAWL
ol martsea`: "Bore his ear through with an awl" (Exodus 21:6 Deuteronomy 15:17). The ear was pierced as being the organ of hearing, thus signifying the servant's promise of obedience. See BORE.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
An instrument only referred to in connection with the custom of boring the ear of a slave (Exodus 21:6
; Deuteronomy 15:17
), in token of his volunteering perpetual service when he might be free. (Comp. Psalm 40:6
; Isaiah 50:5
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A pointed instrument for piercing small holes, as in leather or wood; used by shoemakers, saddlers, cabinetmakers, etc. The blade is differently shaped and pointed for different uses, as in the brad awl, saddler's awl, shoemaker's awl, etc.
Strong's Hebrew4836. martsea -- a boring instrument, awl...
<< 4835, 4836. martsea. 4837 >>. a boring instrument, awl
. Transliteration: martsea
Phonetic Spelling: (mar-tsay'-ah) Short Definition: awl
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7776. shual -- fox, perhaps jackal
... << 7775, 7776. shual. 7777 >>. fox, perhaps jackal. Transliteration: shual
Phonetic Spelling: (shoo-awl') Short Definition: foxes. Word ...
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3636. Kelal -- an Israelite
... Kelal. 3637 >>. an Israelite. Transliteration: Kelal Phonetic Spelling: (kel-awl')
Short Definition: Chelal. Word Origin from the same as kallah Definition an Isr ...
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4611. maalal -- a deed, practice
... << 4610, 4611. maalal. 4612 >>. a deed, practice. Transliteration: maalal Phonetic
Spelling: (mah-al-awl') Short Definition: deeds. Word ...
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3978. maakal -- food
... << 3977, 3978. maakal. 3979 >>. food. Transliteration: maakal Phonetic Spelling:
(mah-ak-awl') Short Definition: food. Word Origin from ...
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8279. sered -- a stylus
... line. From sarad; a (carpenter's) scribing-awl (for pricking or scratching measurements)
-- line. see HEBREW sarad. << 8278, 8279. sered. 8280 >>. Strong's Numbers
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5096. Nahalal -- a place in Zebulun
... << 5095, 5096. Nahalal or Nahalol. 5097 >>. a place in Zebulun. Transliteration:
Nahalal or Nahalol Phonetic Spelling: (nah-hal-awl') Short Definition: Nahalal. ...
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2705. Chatsar Shual -- "village of the fox," a place in S. Judah
... "village of the fox," a place in S. Judah. Transliteration: Chatsar Shual Phonetic
Spelling: (khats-ar' shoo-awl') Short Definition: Hazar-shual. ...
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7777. Shuw'al -- "fox," a district in Isr.
Shuw'al. << 7776, 7777. Shuw'al. 7777a >>. "fox," a district in Isr. Transliteration:
Shuw'al Phonetic Spelling: (shoo-awl') Short Definition: Shual. Shual ...
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4515. minal -- a bolt
... << 4514, 4515. minal. 4516 >>. a bolt. Transliteration: minal Phonetic Spelling:
(man-awl') Short Definition: locks. Word Origin from ...
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