Dictionary Mode: easton:Knife
Knife @ (1.) Heb. hereb, "the waster," a sharp instrument for circumcision Joshua:5:2-3, lit. "knives of flint;" comp. Exodus:4:25); a razor Ezekiel:5:1); a graving tool Exodus:20:25); an axe Ezekiel:26:9). (2.) Heb. maakeleth, a large knife for slaughtering and cutting up food Genesis:22:6 Genesis:22:10 Proverbs:30:14). (3.) Heb. sakkin, a knife for any purpose, a table knife Proverbs:23:2). (4.) Heb. mahalaph, a butcher's knife for slaughtering the victims offered in sacrifice Ezra:1:9). (5.) Smaller knives (Heb. ta'ar, Jeremiah:36:26) were used for sharpening pens. The pruning-knives mentioned in Isaiah:18:5 (Heb. mizmaroth) were probably curved knives.
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