Carving
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Carving

The arts of carving and engraving were much in request in the construction of both the tabernacle and the temple. (Exodus 31:5; 35:33; 1 Kings 6:18,35; Psalms 74:6) as well as in the ornamentation of the priestly dresses. (Exodus 28:9-36; 2 Chronicles 2:7,14; Zechariah 3:9)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carve.

2. (n.) The act or art of one who carves.

3. (n.) A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material.

4. (n.) The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the 15th century.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CARVING

karv'-ing: Carving, or engraving, was extensively used among the peoples of Bible lands. There were no materials used in the arts which were not subjected to the graver's skill. Carved objects of wood, stone, ivory, clay, bronze, gold, silver and glass discovered today show how skillful the ancient carvers were. Carving was principally done in bas-relief, although Exodus 28:11 shows that incised lines were also used. The signets and scarabs are examples of this class of carving. Several Hebrew words have been translated "carved" in the King James Version. Pecel or pecil is found in Judges 18:18 2 Chronicles 33:7, 22; 2 Chronicles 34:3, 1; chaqah in 1 Kings 6:35. The translation "graven" appears in the Revised Version (British and American) of all these passages. In 1 Kings 6:29, 32, 35, qala appears; in 1 Kings 6:18, 32, miqla`ath; in 1 Kings 6:29 and Psalm 74:6, pittuach; in Exodus 31:5; Exodus 35:33, charosheth (see CARPENTER); chaTubhah in Proverbs 7:16 is better translated "striped" as in the Revised Version (British and American). For further notes on carving, see CRAFTS.

James A. Patch

Strong's Hebrew
2799. charosheth -- a carving, skillful working
... 2798, 2799. charosheth. 2800 . a carving, skillful working. Transliteration:
charosheth Phonetic Spelling: (khar-o'-sheth) Short Definition: carving. ...
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4734. miqlaath -- carving
... 4733, 4734. miqlaath. 4735 . carving. Transliteration: miqlaath Phonetic Spelling:
(mik-lah'-ath) Short Definition: carved. ... carved figure, carving, graving. ...
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2405. chatuboth -- dark-hued stuffs
... carved. Feminine passive participle of chatab; properly, a carving; hence, a tapestry
(as figured) -- carved. see HEBREW chatab. 2404, 2405. chatuboth. 2406 ...
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4741. maqtsuah -- a scraping tool
... Word Origin from qatsa Definition a scraping tool NASB Word Usage planes (1). plane.
From qatsa'; a scraper, ie A carving chisel -- plane. see HEBREW qatsa'. ...
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Library

The First Bible Pictures
... [Illustration: TWO EMPTY TOMBS IN THE CATACOMBS, THE LOWER ONE SHOWING PART OF THE
COVERING SLAB WITH A ROUGH CARVING OF THE MARTYRS' PALM OF VICTORY]. ...
/.../duff/the bible in its making/chapter xiii the first bible.htm

Gifts and Talents.
... manner of workmanship, to devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver,
and in brass, and in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/viii gifts and talents.htm

Things as They Are
... Every bit of this picture is suggestive: the closed door behind, -- only a Brahman
may open that door; the mythological carving, -- only a Brahman has the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/wilson-carmichael/things as they are/title page.htm

The Absurdity and Shamefulness of the Images by which the Gods are ...
... other races still more ancient, set up blocks of wood in conspicuous situations,
and erected pillars of stone, which were called Xoana, from the carving of the ...
/.../exhortation to the heathen/chapter iv the absurdity and shamefulness.htm

The Destruction of Jerusalem
... PRECIOUS GOLDEN CANDLESTICK, FROM THE TEMPLE AT JERUSALEM, CARRIED BY THE ROMAN
CONQUERORS THROUGH THE STREETS OF ROME"FROM THE BROKEN ROMAN CARVING STILL TO ...
/.../duff/the bible in its making/chapter ix the destruction of.htm

Striking Similes
... caged creature. A few pens parched by long disuse. A figure like a carving
on a spire. A fluttering as of blind bewildered moths. A ...
/.../kleiser/fifteen thousand useful phrases/section viii striking similes.htm

Involution
... In the coal itself another fossil was discovered, almost as abundant but far more
beautiful, and from the exquisite carving which ornamented its fluted stem it ...
/.../drummond/the lowell lectures on the ascent of man/chapter x involution.htm

How it is Necessary to be United with and Render Praise to Him who ...
... transcends all things the praises of a transcendent hymnody, which we shall do by
denying or removing all things that are"like as men who, carving a statue ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rolt/dionysius the areopagite/chapter ii how it is.htm

At Masaarah
... And how will it be with thee when the chosen people go forth, or the carving is
complete and the Egyptian cometh no more; or how will it be when he taketh one ...
//christianbookshelf.org/miller/the yoke/chapter xviii at masaarah.htm

Folly of Idol Worship.
... For why need we tell you who already know, into what forms the craftsmen, [1781]
carving and cutting, casting and hammering, fashion the materials? ...
/.../justin/the first apology of justin/chapter ix folly of idol worship.htm

Thesaurus
Carving (5 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material;
as, the Italian carving of the 15th century. Int. ...CARVING. ...
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Crafts (2 Occurrences)
... CRAFTS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE 1. Brickmaking 2. Carpentering (Wood-Working) 3. Carving
(Engraving) 4. Ceramics 5. Dyeing and Cleansing 6. Embroidering ...
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Figure (19 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modeling, carving,
embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body; as, a ...
/f/figure.htm - 19k

Workmanship (15 Occurrences)
... Exodus 31:5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood,
to work in all manner of workmanship. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS). ...
/w/workmanship.htm - 11k

Tools (3 Occurrences)
... 1) The percussion tool was the hammer, used for splitting or trimming stone, beating
metals, and in wood-carving, as well as for driving nails, tent pins, etc. ...
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Engage (20 Occurrences)
... WEY). Exodus 31:5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood,
to work in all manner of workmanship. (See NIV). Exodus ...
/e/engage.htm - 14k

Carve (1 Occurrence)
... The arts of engraving and carving were much practised among the Jews. ... Isaiah
(44:13-17) gives a minute description of the process of carving idols of wood. ...
/c/carve.htm - 8k

Craftsmanship (4 Occurrences)
... RSV). Exodus 31:5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of
wood, to work in all manner of workmanship. (See NAS NIV). ...
/c/craftsmanship.htm - 7k

Craft (14 Occurrences)
... (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV). Exodus 31:5 and in cutting of stones for
setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship. ...
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Cutting (178 Occurrences)
... forbidden to the Israelites as being unworthy of them in their relation to Yahweh
(Leviticus 19:27 Deuteronomy 14:1). Charosheth, "carving," "engraving," is ...
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Concordance
Carving (5 Occurrences)

Exodus 31:5
and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Exodus 35:33
in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of skillful workmanship.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

2 Chronicles 2:7
And now send me a man skilful to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze, and in iron, and in purple and crimson and blue, and experienced in carving, besides the skilful men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.
(DBY)

Isaiah 44:13
He hath wrought 'with' wood, He hath stretched out a rule, He doth mark it out with a line, He maketh it with carving tools, And with a compass he marketh it out, And maketh it according to the form of a man, According to the beauty of a man, To remain in the house.
(YLT)

Isaiah 45:16
They have been ashamed, And they have even blushed -- all of them, Together gone in confusion have those carving images.
(YLT)

Subtopics

Carving

Carving: Beds Decorated With

Carving: Bezaleel

Carving: Hiram

Carving: Idols Manufactured By

Carving: Woodwork of the Temple Was Decorated With Carvings of Flowers, Cherubim, and Palm Trees

Related Terms

Crafts (2 Occurrences)

Figure (19 Occurrences)

Workmanship (15 Occurrences)

Tools (3 Occurrences)

Engage (20 Occurrences)

Carve (1 Occurrence)

Craftsmanship (4 Occurrences)

Craft (14 Occurrences)

Cutting (178 Occurrences)

Setting (82 Occurrences)

Kinds (110 Occurrences)

Wood (226 Occurrences)

Keystone (3 Occurrences)

Graving (7 Occurrences)

Inventive (2 Occurrences)

Ivory (13 Occurrences)

Fret (9 Occurrences)

Figurative (20 Occurrences)

Timber (32 Occurrences)

Rough (24 Occurrences)

Roughs (1 Occurrence)

Experienced (23 Occurrences)

Execute (83 Occurrences)

Blushed (5 Occurrences)

Carvings (6 Occurrences)

Cunning (43 Occurrences)

Carpenter (4 Occurrences)

Curious (18 Occurrences)

Carves (2 Occurrences)

Artistic (14 Occurrences)

Almug (2 Occurrences)

Algum (3 Occurrences)

Skilled (44 Occurrences)

Sculpture (1 Occurrence)

Skillful (42 Occurrences)

Stall (7 Occurrences)

Skilful (38 Occurrences)

Printed (2 Occurrences)

Printing

Cut (616 Occurrences)

Help (1694 Occurrences)

Print (3 Occurrences)

Writing (194 Occurrences)

Provided (68 Occurrences)

Perform (155 Occurrences)

Stones (244 Occurrences)

Architecture

Engraving (7 Occurrences)

Bronze (146 Occurrences)

Stone (290 Occurrences)

Temple (614 Occurrences)

Tabernacle (333 Occurrences)

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