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Dictionaries :: Carving

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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


karv'-ing: Carving, or engraving, was extensively used among the peoples of Bible lands. There were no materials used in the arts which were not subjected to the graver's skill. Carved objects of wood, stone, ivory, clay, bronze, gold, silver and glass discovered today show how skillful the ancient carvers were. Carving was principally done in bas-relief, although Ex 28:11 shows that incised lines were also used. The signets and scarabs are examples of this class of carving. Several Hebrew words have been translated "carved" in the King James Version. Pecel or pecil is found in Jgd 18:18; 2Ch 33:7,22; 34:3-4; chaqah in 1Ki 6:35. The translation "graven" appears in the Revised Version (British and American) of all these passages. In 1Ki 6:29,32,35, qala appears; in 1Ki 6:18,32, miqla‘ath; in 1Ki 6:29 and Ps 74:6, pittuach; in Ex 31:5; 35:33, charosheth (see CARPENTER); chaTubhah in Pr 7:16 is better translated "striped" as in the Revised Version (British and American). For further notes on carving

Written by James A. Patch


Smith's Bible Dictionary


The arts of carving and engraving were much in request in the construction of both the tabernacle and the temple (Exodus 31:5; 35:33; 1 Kings 6:18; 6:35; Psalm 74:6) as well as in the ornamentation of the priestly dresses (Exodus 28:9-36; 2 Chronicles 2:7; 2:14; Zechariah 3:9).


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