Nail @ for fastening. (1.) Hebrew yathed, "piercing," a peg or nail of any material Ezekiel:15:3), more especially a tent-peg Exodus:27:19Exodus:35:18Exodus:38:20 ), with one of which Jael (q.v.) pierced the temples of Sisera Judges:4:21-22). This word is also used metaphorically Zechariah:10:4) for a prince or counsellor, just as "the battle-bow" represents a warrior. (2.) Masmer, a "point," the usual word for a nail. The words of the wise are compared to "nails fastened by the masters of assemblies" Ecclesiastes:12:11, A.V.). The Revised Version reads, "as nails well fastened are the words of the masters," etc. Others (as Plumptre) read, "as nails fastened are the masters of assemblies" (comp. Isaiah:22:23; Ezra:9:8). David prepared nails for the temple ( 1Chronicles:22:3; 2Chronicals:3:9). The nails by which our Lord was fixed to the cross are mentioned John:20:25; Colossians:2:14). Nail of the finger (Heb. tsipporen, "scraping"). To "pare the nails" is in Deuteronomy:21:12 (marg., "make," or "dress," or "suffer to grow") one of the signs of purification, separation from former heathenism (comp. Leviticus:14:8; Numbers:8:7). In Jeremiah:17:1 this word is rendered "point."