Net @ in use among the Hebrews for fishing, hunting, and fowling. The fishing-net was probably constructed after the form of that used by the Egyptians Isaiah:19:8). There were three kinds of nets. (1.) The drag-net or hauling-net (Gr. sagene), of great size, and requiring many men to work it. It was usually let down from the fishing-boat, and then drawn to the shore or into the boat, as circumstances might require Matthew:13:47-48). (2.) The hand-net or casting-net (Gr. amphiblestron), which was thrown from a rock or a boat at any fish that might be seen Matthew:4:18; Mark:1:16). It was called by the Latins funda. It was of circular form, "like the top of a tent." (3.) The bag-net (Gr. diktyon), used for enclosing fish in deep water Luke:5:4-9). The fowling-nets were (1) the trap, consisting of a net spread over a frame, and supported by a stick in such a way that it fell with the slightest touch Amos:3:5, "gin;" Psalms:69:22; Job:18:9; Ecclesiastes:9:12). (2) The snare, consisting of a cord to catch birds by the leg Job:18:10; Psalms:18:5Psalms:116:3Psalms:140:5 ). (3.) The decoy, a cage filled with birds as decoys Jeremiah:5:26-27). Hunting-nets were much in use among the Hebrews.
Nethinim @ the name given to the hereditary temple servants in all the post-Exilian books of Scripture. The word means given, i.e., "those set apart", viz., to the menial work of the sanctuary for the Levites. The name occurs seventeen times, and in each case in the Authorized Version incorrectly terminates in "s", "Nethinims;" in the Revised Version, correctly without the "s" Ezra:2:70Ezra:7:7Ezra:7:24Ezra:8:20 , etc.). The tradition is that the Gibeonites Joshua:9:27) were the original caste, afterwards called Nethinim. Their numbers were added to afterwards from captives taken in battle; and they were formally given by David to the Levites Ezra:8:20), and so were called Nethinim, i.e., the given ones, given to the Levites to be their servants. Only 612 Nethinim returned from Babylon Ezra:2:58Ezra:8:20). They were under the control of a chief from among themselves (2:43; Nehemiah:7:46). No reference to them appears in the New Testament, because it is probable that they became merged in the general body of the Jewish people.
Netophah @ distillation; dropping, a town in Judah, in the neighbourhood, probably, of Bethlehem Nehemiah:7:26; 1Chronicles:2:54). Two of David's guards were Netophathites ( 1Chronicles:27:13-15). It has been identified with the ruins of Metoba, or Um Toba, to the north-east of Bethlehem.
Nettle @ (1.) Heb. haral, "pricking" or "burning," Proverbs:24:30-31 (R.V. marg., "wild vetches"); Job:30:7; Zephaniah:2:9. Many have supposed that some thorny or prickly plant is intended by this word, such as the bramble, the thistle, the wild plum, the cactus or prickly pear, etc. It may probably be a species of mustard, the Sinapis arvensis, which is a pernicious weed abounding in corn-fields. Tristram thinks that this word "designates the prickly acanthus (Acanthus spinosus), a very common and troublesome weed in the plains of Palestine." (2.) Heb. qimmosh, Isaiah:34:13; Hosea:9:6; Proverbs:24:31 (in both versions, "thorns"). This word has been regarded as denoting thorns, thistles, wild camomile; but probably it is correctly rendered "nettle," the Urtica pilulifera, "a tall and vigorous plant, often 6 feet high, the sting of which is much more severe and irritating than that of our common nettle."