Hammer @ (1.) Heb. pattish, used by gold-beaters Isaiah:41:7) and by quarry-men Jeremiah:23:29). Metaphorically of Babylon Jeremiah:50:23) or Nebuchadnezzar. (2.) Heb. makabah, a stone-cutter's mallet (kjvKings:6:7), or of any workman Judges:4:21; Isaiah:44:12). (3.) Heb. halmuth, a poetical word for a workman's hammer, found only in Judges:5:26, where it denotes the mallet with which the pins of the tent of the nomad are driven into the ground. (4.) Heb. mappets, rendered "battle-axe" in Jeremiah:51:20. This was properly a "mace," which is thus described by Rawlinson: "The Assyrian mace was a short, thin weapon, and must either have been made of a very tough wood or (and this is more probable) of metal. It had an ornamented head, which was sometimes very beautifully modelled, and generally a strap or string at the lower end by which it could be grasped with greater firmness."