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The word occurs only in (Jeremiah 6:29) where it denotes an instrument to heat a smelting furnace. Wilkinson in "Ancient Egypt," iii. 338, says, "They consisted of a leather, secured and fitted into a frame, from which a long pipe extended for carrying the wind to the fire. They were worked by the feet, the operator standing upon them, with one under each foot, and pressing them alternately, while he pulled up each exhausted skin with a string he held in his hand."

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Occurs only in Jeremiah 6:29, in relation to the casting of metal. Probably they consisted of leather bags similar to those common in Egypt.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n. sing. & pl.) An instrument, utensil, or machine, which, by alternate expansion and contraction, or by rise and fall of the top, draws in air through a valve and expels it through a tube for various purposes, as blowing fires, ventilating mines, or filling the pipes of an organ with wind.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

bel'-oz, bel'-us: The word occurs once only in English Versions of the Bible, in Jeremiah 6:29, where the prophet is predicting the coming of the destroyer (verse 26), "a great nation" from "the north country" (verse 22), down upon Israel, because "all of them deal corruptly" (verse 28). "The bellows blow fiercely; the leads is of the fire." Here the imagery is drawn from the refiner's art, and the "bellows" are those used to make the refiner's fires burn fiercely.

See CRAFTS, II, 10.

5448. phusioo -- to puff or blow up
... 5448 (from , "air-bellows") -- properly, inflate by blowing; (figuratively) swelled
up, like an egotistical person spuing out arrogant ("puffed-up") thoughts. ...
// - 7k

4494. rhipizo -- to fan, generally to make a breeze
... toss. From a derivative of rhipto (meaning a fan or bellows); to breeze up, ie
(by analogy) to agitate (into waves) -- toss. see GREEK rhipto. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
4647. mappuach -- a bellows
... 4646, 4647. mappuach. 4648 . a bellows. Transliteration: mappuach Phonetic
Spelling: (map-poo'-akh) Short Definition: bellows. Word ...
/hebrew/4647.htm - 6k

Psalm CL.
... is a general name for all instruments of music, although usage has now obtained
that those are specially called organ which are inflated with bellows: but I do ...
/...// on the book of psalms/psalm cl.htm

... For if thou wert to happen to enter the workshop of a smith, thou wouldest not
dare to find fault with his bellows, his anvils, his hammers. ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxlviii.htm

An Address to the Regenerate, Founded on the Preceding Discourses.
... complaint, that they have stretched out their hands all the day to a disobedient
and gainsaying people; (Isa.1xv.2: Romans 10:21;) that the bellows have been ...
/.../doddridge/practical discourses on regeneration/discourse x an address to.htm

Swords Beaten into Ploughshares.
... done. The barber worships his razor; the blacksmith worships his bellows; and
the farmer his plough, oxen, etcetera, etcetera. Daniel's ...
// daniel/chapter seven swords beaten into.htm

... Belcher, Governor, 168. Bellamy, Joseph, 156, 181. Bellomont, Lord, 79. Bellows,
Henry W., 383. Benezet, Anthony, 203. Bennett, Philip, 48. ...
// history of american christianity/index 2.htm

The Inheritance.
... Because you point and fix your longing eyes On things where sharing lessens
every share, The human bellows heave with envious sighs. ...
// sermons/the inheritance.htm

The Unitarians.
... In 1865, largely under the influence of Dr. Bellows of New York City, "the National
Conference of Unitarian and Other Christian Churches" was organized and ...
/.../creeds of christendom with a history and critical notes/ 118 the unitarians.htm

Psalm CIII.
... There are lungs in our breast indeed, like a kind of bellows, which send forth
successive breathings, which breathing forth of the air inhaled is pressed out ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm ciii.htm

For Suppose that it had Occurred to Us, Moved Either by Suitable ...
... hollow of his head a smith's workshop? were there anvils, hammers, furnaces,
bellows, coals, and pincers? Or if, as you maintain, it ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/16 for suppose that it.htm

That if Men had Remained Innocent and Obedient in Paradise, the ...
... the breath, and of uttering and modulating the voice, are obedient to the will when
we breathe, exhale, speak, shout, or sing, just as the bellows obey the ...
// of god/chapter 24 that if men had.htm

Bellows (1 Occurrence)
... wind. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BELLOWS. bel ... burn fiercely. See CRAFTS,
II, 10. Multi-Version Concordance Bellows (1 Occurrence). ...
/b/bellows.htm - 8k

Blow (124 Occurrences)
... to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows. 8. (vi) To send forth a forcible
current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows. ...
/b/blow.htm - 42k

Nose (23 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A projecting end or beak at the front of an object; a snout; a nozzle;
a spout; as, the nose of a bellows; the nose of a teakettle. ...
/n/nose.htm - 19k

Organ (6 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A wind instrument containing numerous pipes of various dimensions and kinds,
which are filled with wind from a bellows, and played upon by means of ...
/o/organ.htm - 9k

Wind (180 Occurrences)
... air. 11. (n.) Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as,
the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows. 12. (n ...
/w/wind.htm - 45k

Issue (59 Occurrences)
... or flowing out; a moving out from any enclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water
from a pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of people from ...
/i/issue.htm - 29k

Fiercely (8 Occurrences)
... (See NAS). Jeremiah 6:29 The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed of the
fire: in vain do they go on refining; for the wicked are not plucked away. ...
/f/fiercely.htm - 8k

Founder (5 Occurrences)
... (DBY). Jeremiah 6:29 The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the
founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away. (KJV JPS WBS). ...
/f/founder.htm - 9k

Refining (8 Occurrences)
... (YLT). Jeremiah 6:29 The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed of the fire:
in vain do they go on refining; for the wicked are not plucked away. ...
/r/refining.htm - 12k

Regal (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) A small portable organ, played with one hand, the bellows being worked with
the other, -- used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ...
/r/regal.htm - 7k

Bible Concordance
Bellows (1 Occurrence)

Jeremiah 6:29 The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed of the fire: in vain do they go on refining; for the wicked are not plucked away.



Bellows used With the Furnace of the Founder

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