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Easton's Bible Dictionary


an instrument only referred to in connection with the custom of boring the ear of a slave (Exd 21:6; Deu 15:17), in token of his volunteering perpetual service when he might be free. (Psa 40:6; Isa 50:5).

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


ol martsea‘: "Bore his ear through with an awl" (Ex 21:6; De 15:17). The ear was pierced as being the organ of hearing, thus signifying the servant's promise of obedience.


Smith's Bible Dictionary


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).


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