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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaINK-HORN
ink'-horn (keceth equals keseth, BDB, 903): This term "inkhorn" occurs 3 times in Ezekiel 9 (9:2, 3, 11), in the phrase "writer's inkhorn upon his loins" (or "by his side"). The word is more exactly "implement case," or "writing-case" (calamarium atramentarium, theca calamaria, theca libraria, graphiaria). This may have been the Egyptian palette (Budge, Mummy, 350-52) seen so often in the monuments of all periods, or the later form of pen-case with ink-well attached, which is a modified form adapted for ink carried in fluid form. The Egyptian palette was carried characteristically over the shoulder or under the arm, neither of which methods is strictly "upon the loins." The manner of carrying, therefore, was doubtless in the girdle, as in modern oriental usage (Benzinger, Hebrew Archaeol., 185). A good example of the pen-case and inkwell writing-case (given also in Garucci, Daremberg-Saglio, Gardthausen, etc.) is given from the original in Birt, Die Buchrolle in der Kunst, 220, and is reproduced (a) in this article, together with (b) an Egyptian palette. Whether the form of Ezekiel's case approached the palette or the ink-well type probably depends on the question of whether dry ink or fluid ink was used in Ezekiel's time (see INK). Compare Hieronymus at the place, and for literature, see WRITING, and especially Gardthausen, Greek Palestine, 1911, I, 193-94.
Strong's Hebrew7083. qeseth -- a pot (for ink), inkhorn
... 7082, 7083. qeseth. 7084 . a pot (for ink), inkhorn. Transliteration: qeseth
Phonetic Spelling: (keh'-seth) Short Definition: case. ... inkhorn. ...
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A Sermon to Open Neglecters and Nominal Followers of Religion
Wesley at Windsor Park
To the Rev. A. Brandram
Mr. Bunyan's Last Sermon:
Easton's Bible DictionaryThe Hebrew word so rendered means simply a round vessel or cup for containing ink, which was generally worn by writers in the girdle (Ezek. 9:2, 3, 11). The word "inkhorn" was used by the translators, because in former times in this country horns were used for containing ink.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A small bottle of horn or other material formerly used for holding ink; an inkstand; a portable case for writing materials.
ThesaurusInkhorn (4 Occurrences)
... The word "inkhorn" was used by the translators, because in former times in this
country horns were used for containing ink. ...Inkhorn (4 Occurrences). ...
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Ink-horn (3 Occurrences)
Kit (3 Occurrences)
Writer's (2 Occurrences)
Scribe's (5 Occurrences)
Loins (72 Occurrences)
Ink (4 Occurrences)
Linen (111 Occurrences)
Threshhold (12 Occurrences)
Printed (2 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceInkhorn (4 Occurrences)
Ezekiel 9:2 Behold, six men came from the way of the upper gate, which lies toward the north, every man with his slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man in the midst of them clothed in linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side. They went in, and stood beside the bronze altar.
Ezekiel 9:3 The glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon it was, to the threshold of the house: and he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writer's inkhorn by his side.
Ezekiel 9:4 And He calleth unto the man who is clothed with linen, who hath the scribe's inkhorn at his loins, and Jehovah saith unto him, 'Pass on into the midst of the city, into the midst of Jerusalem, and thou hast made a mark on the foreheads of the men who are sighing and who are groaning for all the abominations that are done in its midst.'
Ezekiel 9:11 Behold, the man clothed in linen, who had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as you have commanded me.
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