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burth'-stool: Found only in Exodus 1:16, in connection with Hebrew women in Egypt when oppressed by Pharaoh. The Hebrew ('obhnayim) here rendered "birth-stool" is used in Jeremiah 18:3, and is there rendered "potter's wheel." The word is used in both places in the dual form, which points, no doubt, to the fact that the potter's wheel was composed of two discs, and suggests that the birth-stool was similarly double.


Strong's Hebrew
70. oben -- a wheel, disk
... 69, 70. oben. 71 . a wheel, disk. Transliteration: oben Phonetic Spelling:
(o'ben) Short Definition: birthstool. Word Origin from ...
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Birthstool (1 Occurrence)
... the birth-stool was similarly double. See STOOL. Multi-Version Concordance
Birthstool (1 Occurrence). Exodus 1:16 and he said, When ...
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Births (34 Occurrences)

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Midwife (4 Occurrences)
... From this passage it appears that they used a certain double-round form of birthstool
called 'obhnayim, concerning which there are several rabbinical comments. ...
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Birth-stool (1 Occurrence)
Birth-stool. Birthstool, Birth-stool. Birzaith . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BIRTH-STOOL. ... (ASV). Birthstool, Birth-stool. Birzaith . Reference Bible
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Bible Concordance
Birthstool (1 Occurrence)

Exodus 1:16 and he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the birth-stool; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.



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Births (34 Occurrences)

Midwife (4 Occurrences)

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