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(1) chakkah, is rendered "fishhook" in Job 41:1 the Revised Version (British and American) (the King James Version "hook"). the Revised Version (British and American) is correct here and should have used the same translation for the same word in Isaiah 19:8 Habakkuk 1:15, instead Of retaining AV's "angle." Similarly in Amos 4:2, tsinnah, and ciroth dughah, appear to be synonyms for "fishhook," although the former may mean the barb of a fisher's spear. In the New Testament "fishhook" occurs in Matthew 17:27 (agkistron).
(2) The "flesh-hook." (mazlegh, mizlaghah) of Exodus 27:3, etc., was probably a small pitchfork, with two or three tines.
(3) The "pruning-hook" (mazmerah), used in the culture of the vine (Isaiah 18:5), was a sickle-shaped knife, small enough to be made from the metal of a spear-point (Isaiah 2:4 Joel 3:10 Micah 4:3).
(4) waw, is the name given the supports of certain hangings of the tabernacle (Exodus 26:32, etc.). Their form is entirely obscure.
(5) chach, is rendered "hook" in 2 Kings 19:28 = Isaiah 37:29 Ezekiel 29:4; Ezekiel 38:4, and Ezekiel 19:4, 9 the Revised Version (British and American) (the King James Version "chain"). A ring (compare Exodus 35:22), put in the nose of a tamed beast and through which a rope is passed to lead him, is probably meant.
(6) 'aghmon, is rendered "hook" in Job 41:2 the King James Version, but should be "a rope" of rushes or rush-fiber as in the Revised Version (British and American), or, simply, "a rush" (on which small fish are strung).
(7) choach, is "hook" in Job 41:2 the Revised Version (British and American) (the King James Version "thorn," perhaps right) and 2 Chronicles 33:11 the Revised Version margin (text chains," Ay "thorns,"). On both verses see the commentaries
(8) shephattayim, is "hooks" in Ezekiel 40:43 (the Revised Version margin "ledges"), but the meaning of this word is completely unknown, and "hook" is a mere guess.
Burton Scott Easton
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1.) Hebrews hah, a "ring" inserted in the nostrils of animals to which a cord was fastened for the purpose of restraining them (2 Kings 19:28; Isaiah 37:28, 29; Ezek. 29:4; 38:4). "The Orientals make use of this contrivance for curbing their work-beasts...When a beast becomes unruly they have only to draw the cord on one side, which, by stopping his breath, punishes him so effectually that after a few repetitions he fails not to become quite tractable whenever he begins to feel it" (Michaelis). So God's agents are never beyond his control.
(2.) Hakkah, a fish "hook" (Job 41:2, Hebrews Text, 40:25; Isaiah 19:8; Habakkuk 1:15).
(3.) Vav, a "peg" on which the curtains of the tabernacle were hung (Exodus 26:32).
(4.) Tsinnah, a fish-hooks (Amos 4:2).
(5.) Mazleg, flesh-hooks (1 Samuel 2:13, 14), a kind of fork with three teeth for turning the sacrifices on the fire, etc.
(6.) Mazmeroth, pruning-hooks (Isaiah 2:4; Joel 3:10).
(7.) `Agmon (Job 41:2, Hebrews Text 40:26), incorrectly rendered in the Authorized Version. Properly a rush-rope for binding animals, as in Revised Version margin.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc.
2. (n.) That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
3. (n.) An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.
4. (n.) See Eccentric, and V-hook.
5. (n.) A snare; a trap.
6. (n.) A field sown two years in succession.
7. (n.) The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; -- called also hook bones.
8. (v. t.) To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout.
9. (v. t.) To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.
10. (v. t.) To steal.
11. (v. i.) To bend; to curve as a hook.
Strong's Hebrew2443. chakkah -- a hook, fishhook...
<< 2442, 2443. chakkah. 2444 >>. a hook
, fishhook. Transliteration: chakkah Phonetic
Spelling: (khak-kaw') Short Definition: fishhook. ...
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2397. chach -- hook, ring, fetter
... << 2396, 2397. chach. 2398 >>. hook, ring, fetter. Transliteration: chach Phonetic
Spelling: (khawkh) Short Definition: hooks. ... bracelet, chain, hook. Once (Ezek. ...
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2053. vav -- a hook, pin, peg
... vav. 2054 >>. a hook, pin, peg. Transliteration: vav Phonetic Spelling: (vaw) Short
Definition: hooks. ... hook. Probably a hook (the name of the sixth Heb. ...
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6793. tsinnah -- probably a hook, barb
... tsinnah. 6793a >>. probably a hook, barb. Transliteration: tsinnah Phonetic Spelling:
(tsin-naw') Short Definition: buckler. buckler, cold, hook, shield, target ...
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2336. choach -- briar, bramble, hook, ring, fetter
... << 2335, 2336. choach. 2337 >>. briar, bramble, hook, ring, fetter. Transliteration:
choach Phonetic Spelling: (kho'-akh) Short Definition: bush. ...
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5518b. sir -- a thorn, hook
... << 5518a, 5518b. sir. 5519 >>. a thorn, hook. Transliteration: sir Short
Definition: thorns. Word Origin from the same as sir Definition ...
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8240b. shephathayim -- probably hook-shaped pegs, hooks
... << 8240a, 8240b. shephathayim. 8241 >>. probably hook-shaped pegs, hooks.
Transliteration: shephathayim Short Definition: hooks. Word ...
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6793a. tsinnah -- probably a hook, barb
... << 6793, 6793a. tsinnah. 6793b >>. probably a hook, barb. Transliteration:
tsinnah Short Definition: hooks. Word Origin from the same ...
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7165. qeres -- a hook
... << 7164, 7165. qeres. 7166 >>. a hook. Transliteration: qeres Phonetic Spelling:
(keh'-res) Short Definition: clasps. Word Origin from ...
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8240. shaphath -- perhaps fireplaces, ash heaps
... << 8239, 8240. shaphath. 8240a >>. perhaps fireplaces, ash heaps. Transliteration:
shaphath Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-fawth') Short Definition: hook. hook, pot ...
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