Exodus 38:23
New International Version
with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan--an engraver and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.)

New Living Translation
He was assisted by Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, a craftsman expert at engraving, designing, and embroidering with blue, purple, and scarlet thread on fine linen cloth.

English Standard Version
and with him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer and embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen.

Berean Study Bible
With him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, designer, and embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine linen.

King James Bible
And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.

New King James Version
And with him was Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer, a weaver of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine linen.

New American Standard Bible
With him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skilled embroiderer, and a weaver in violet, in purple, and in scarlet material, and fine linen.

NASB 1995
With him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skillful workman and a weaver in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and fine linen.

NASB 1977
And with him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skillful workman and a weaver in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and fine linen.

Amplified Bible
With him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skillful craftsman and an embroiderer in blue and in purple and in scarlet fabric, and in fine linen.

Christian Standard Bible
With him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, a gem cutter, a designer, and an embroiderer with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and fine linen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
With him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, a gem cutter, a designer, and an embroiderer with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and fine linen.

American Standard Version
And with him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skilful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in fine linen.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And with him, Elihab son of Akhisamak, from the tribe of Dan, a Carpenter and Craftsman and Embroiderer in blue fringes and in purple, and with dye of scarlet, and in fine white linen.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Eliab the son of Achisamach of the tribe of Dan was there, who was chief artificer in the woven works and needle-works and embroideries, in weaving with the scarlet and fine linen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Having for his companion Ooliab the son of Achisamech of the tribe of Dan: who also was an excellent artificer in wood, and worker in tapestry and embroidery in violet, purple, scarlet, and fine linen.

English Revised Version
And with him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.

Good News Translation
His helper, Oholiab son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan, was an engraver, a designer, and a weaver of fine linen and of blue, purple, and red wool.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He was a jeweler, carpenter, designer, and he knew how to embroider violet, purple, and bright red yarn on fine linen. His assistant was Oholiab, son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan.

International Standard Version
With him was Ahisamach's son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan, an engraver, designer, and embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet material, and of fine linen.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And with him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, a craftsman, and a skilful workman, and a weaver in colours, in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.--

Literal Standard Version
and with him [is] Aholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and designer and embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in linen.

NET Bible
and with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an artisan, a designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine linen.

New Heart English Bible
With him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skillful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen.

World English Bible
With him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skillful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen.

Young's Literal Translation
and with him is Aholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and designer, and embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in linen.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cost of the Tabernacle
22Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything that the LORD had commanded Moses. 23With him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, designer, and embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine linen. 24All the gold from the wave offering used for the work on the sanctuary totaled 29 talents and 730 shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel.…

Cross References
Exodus 25:4
blue, purple, and scarlet yarn; fine linen and goat hair;

Exodus 26:36
For the entrance to the tent, you are to make a curtain embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen.

Exodus 31:6
Moreover, I have selected Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, as his assistant. I have also given skill to all the craftsmen, that they may fashion all that I have commanded you:


Treasury of Scripture

And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.

Aholiab

Exodus 35:34
And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.

a cunning

Exodus 35:34
And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.









(23) Aholiab . . . an engraver.--This is a mistranslation. Kharash means a worker in any material whatsoever. It should be rendered artificer, as it is in 1Chronicles 29:5; 2Chronicles 34:11.

A cunning workman.--Literally, a deviser; but the root is used especially of the devising of textile fabrics. (See Exodus 26:1; Exodus 26:31; Exodus 28:6; Exodus 28:15; Exodus 36:8; Exodus 36:35; Exodus 39:3, &c.)

Verse 23. - Aholiab's special gifts are here pointed out. He was

1. An artificer (a general term with no special application);

2. A skilled weaver; and

3. An embroiderer.

Altogether, his business was with the textile fabrics - not with the wood-work or the metal-work - of the sanctuary.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
With him [was]
וְאִתּ֗וֹ (wə·’it·tōw)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

Aholiab
אָהֳלִיאָ֞ב (’ā·ho·lî·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 171: Oholiab -- 'father's tent', an assistant of Bezalel

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Ahisamach,
אֲחִיסָמָ֛ךְ (’ă·ḥî·sā·māḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 294: Ahisamach -- 'my brother has supported', an Israelite

of the tribe
לְמַטֵּה־ (lə·maṭ·ṭêh-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe

of Dan,
דָ֖ן (ḏān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1835: Dan -- 'judge', a son of Jacob, also a place in Northern Israel

an engraver,
חָרָ֣שׁ (ḥā·rāš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2796: A fabricator, any material

designer,
וְחֹשֵׁ֑ב (wə·ḥō·šêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2803: To think, account

and embroiderer
וְרֹקֵ֗ם (wə·rō·qêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7551: To variegate color, embroider, to fabricate

in blue,
בַּתְּכֵ֙לֶת֙ (bat·tə·ḵê·leṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8504: The cerulean mussel, the color, obtained therefrom, stuff dyed therewith

purple,
וּבָֽאַרְגָּמָ֔ן (ū·ḇā·’ar·gā·mān)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 713: Purple, red-purple

and scarlet yarn
וּבְתוֹלַ֥עַת (ū·ḇə·ṯō·w·la·‘aṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8438: The crimson-grub, of the color, from it, cloths dyed therewith

and fine linen.
וּבַשֵּֽׁשׁ׃ (ū·ḇaš·šêš)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8336: Bleached stuff, white linen, marble


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