Hook @ (1.) Heb. hah, a "ring" inserted in the nostrils of animals to which a cord was fastened for the purpose of restraining them ( 2Kings:19:28; Isaiah:37:28-29; Ezekiel:29:4Ezekiel: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, Heb. 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 ( 1Samuel: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, Heb. Text 40:26), incorrectly rendered in the Authorized Version. Properly a rush-rope for binding animals, as in Revised Version margin.