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ten'-un (yadh): This word, occurring in Exodus 26 and 36, is used in the account of the tabernacle to describe the "hand" or yadh by which its 48 boards were kept in place. Each board had two tenons which were mortised into it (Exodus 36:22 margin). These tenons would be made of harder wood than the acacia, so as better to stand the strain of wind and weather. When in use the tenons were sunk into the "sockets" (which see), and allowed of a speedy reerection of the tabernacle at its every remove.

Sockets are also mentioned as in use for the standards of the tabernacle court (Exodus 27:10), but there is no mention of tenons. It may be that the base of each standard was let into its socket, without the use of any tenon. This would give it sufficient stability, as the height of each standard was but 5 cubits (7 1/2 ft.) (Exodus 27:18).

For Professor A. R. S. Kennedy's different theory of "tenons," see TABERNACLE, and his own article on the "Tabernacle" in HDB, IV.

W. Shaw Caldecott


Concerning the Tabernacle which Moses Built in the Wilderness for ...
... them two tenons belonging to them, inserted into their bases, and these were of
silver, in each of which bases there was a socket to receive the tenon; but the ...
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Alle Parabole (V)
... estai he nesteia haute, kai he leitourgia houtos ergazomene kale kai hilara esti
kai euprosdektos to kurio.9. tauta houto tereseis su meta ton tenon sou kai ...
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Infant Salvation
... All Scripture seems to tenon that heaven will not be a narrow world, that its
population will not be like a handful gleaned out of a vintage, but that Christ ...
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it, and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure together the parts of a frame; especially, such a member when it passes entirely through the thickness of the piece in which the mortise is cut, and shows on the other side. Cf. Tooth, Tusk.

2. (v. t.) To cut or fit for insertion into a mortise, as the end of a piece of timber.

... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TENON. ... It may be that the base of each standard
was let into its socket, without the use of any tenon. ...
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Ten-horned (1 Occurrence)
Ten-horned. Tends, Ten-horned. Tenon . Multi-Version Concordance Ten-horned
(1 Occurrence). ... (WEY). Tends, Ten-horned. Tenon . Reference Bible.
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Tooth (7 Occurrences)
... a card. 4. (n.) A projecting member resembling a tenon, but fitting into
a mortise that is only sunk, not pierced through. 5. (n ...
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Tenons (4 Occurrences)

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Relish (1 Occurrence)
... 8. (n.) The projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned
piece. Multi-Version Concordance Relish (1 Occurrence). ...
/r/relish.htm - 7k

Pin (10 Occurrences)
... 10. (n.) A clothespin. 11. (n.) A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part
of which serves as a journal. 12. (n.) The tenon of a dovetail joint. 13. ...
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Shoulder (72 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) An abrupt projection which forms an abutment on an object, or limits motion,
etc., as the projection around a tenon at the end of a piece of timber ...
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