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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


rop: Used in the Old Testament for chebhel, "that which binds" (2Sa 17:13, etc.), and for ‘abhoth, "that which is woven" (Jud 15:13, etc.). In neither word is any specified thickness or strength connoted, and chebhel is translated equally well by "line" (2Sa 8:2, etc.) or "cord" (Jos 2:15, etc.), and ‘abhoth by "cord" (Ps 118:27, etc.), as best suits the context. Similarly in the New Testament the word schoinion, literally, "made of rushes" can mean the rope by which a boat is fastened (Ac 27:32) or small cords suitable for a whip (Joh 2:15). The usual material for ropes was certainly flax (hemp), but the Egyptians, and so possibly the Hebrews, at times made ropes of leathern thongs.

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4979 Greek: schoinion


a diminutive of schoinos, "a rush," is used of the small cords of which Christ made a scourge, Jhn 2:15; of the "ropes" of a boat, Act 27:32.


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