Clasps
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CLASPS

klasps (qerec): The word occurs nine times in Exodus 26; 36, 39; which record the specifications for the erection of the tabernacle and their subsequent carrying out. In each of these passages the King James Version renders "taches"-an early English word of French origin now embodied in our "attachment." 50 clasps or taches of gold were ordered to be used in connecting together the two sets of inner tapestry curtains (10 in number) of the tabernacle (Exodus 26:6), and 50 clasps of brass (bronze) were similarly to be used in joining the two sets of goats' hair curtains (11 in number) which formed the outer covering (Exodus 26:11). See TABERNACLE. As to the nature of the clasp itself, it seems to have belonged to a double set of loops, opposite to each other, to one of which in each set, required to be of blue cord, a gold or brass button or pin was attached, which, being inserted into the loop opposite, kept the curtain in position (Exodus 26:4-6).

A difficulty arises from the direction in Exodus 26:33 that the veil which divided the "dwelling" into two parts-the holy place and the most holy-was to be suspended "under the clasps." If the clasps are supposed to be midway in the total length of the tabernacle, this would make the two holy places to be of equal size, contrary to the usual assumption that the outer was twice the length of the inner. The term "under" must therefore be used with some latitude, or the ordinary conception of the arrangement of the curtains, or of the size of the holy places will have to be revised (the dimensions are not actually given in the description).

W. Shaw Caldecott

Strong's Hebrew
7165. qeres -- a hook
... 7164, 7165. qeres. 7166 . a hook. Transliteration: qeres Phonetic Spelling:
(keh'-res) Short Definition: clasps. Word Origin from ...
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Library

How Love Effects the Union of the Soul with God in Prayer.
... And see the mother, reciprocally, how, receiving it she clasps it, and as it were
glues it to her bosom, and joining her mouth to its mouth kisses it. ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter i how love effects.htm

Of the Various Degrees of the Holy Union which is Made in Prayer.
... Sometimes we co-operate, when, being drawn, we willingly run, [319] to second the
force of God's goodness which draws us and clasps us to him by love. ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter ii of the various.htm

Fear and Faith
... as some half-drowned, shipwrecked sailor, flung up on the beach, clasps a point
of rock, and is safe from the power of the waves that beat around him. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/fear and faith.htm

The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler
... One arm, Humility, takes hold upon His dear. Humanity; the other, Love,. Clasps
His Divinity. So where I go,. He goes; and better fire-walled Hell with Him. ...
/.../the history and life of the reverend doctor john tauler/title page.htm

The Symbols of the Republic.
... It clasps regions yet raw in history as well as those that are grey with tradition,
and incloses in one empire the bones of the Siberian mammoth and the ...
/.../chapin/humanity in the city/discourse iv the symbols of.htm

Rendering Our Account.
... The dying hero clasps the hand of his friend, and murmurs, "Now I am satisfied;
thank God, I have done my duty." Brethren, our ending of this life must be like ...
/.../sermon xliv rendering our account.htm

Testimony of the Poets to the Unity of God.
... "Seest thou on high him who, with humid arms,. Clasps both the boundless ether
and the earth? Him reckon Zeus, and him regard as God." [711]. ...
/.../athenagoras/a plea for the christians/chapter v testimony of the poets.htm

Devotion to God.
... I am glad we can be. It is pleasant to feel in our hearts an ardent desire
to love God more. A fond mother clasps her babe to her bosom. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/orr/how to live a holy life/devotion to god.htm

The Tribunal of Caiphas.
... embroidered in flowers and trimmed with golden fringe; it was fastened at the shoulders
and on the chest, besides being ornamented in the front with gold clasps ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter vii the tribunal of.htm

The Seventh Beatitude
... significance to that name 'peacemaker,' we shall find that this grace worthily
completes the whole linked series, and is the very jewel which clasps the whole ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/the seventh beatitude.htm

Thesaurus
Clasps (7 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia CLASPS. klasps (qerec): The word occurs nine
times in Exodus 26; 36, 39; which record the specifications ...
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Unit (7 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Exodus 26:6 You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains
one to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be a unit. ...
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Fasten (28 Occurrences)
... (See RSV NIV). Exodus 26:6 You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains
one to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be a unit. ...
/f/fasten.htm - 14k

Fifty (131 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:6 You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one
to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be a unit. ...
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Couple (19 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:6 You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one
to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be a unit. ...
/c/couple.htm - 14k

Curtains (34 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:6 You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one
to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be a unit. ...
/c/curtains.htm - 17k

Copper (55 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:11 And thou shalt make fifty clasps of copper, and put the clasps into
the loops, and couple the tent, that it may be one whole. (DBY). ...
/c/copper.htm - 27k

Loops (7 Occurrences)
... Exodus 26:11 You shall make fifty clasps of brass, and put the clasps into
the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one. ...
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Ephod (45 Occurrences)
... The two pieces were joined together over the shoulders (hence in Latin called
superhumerale) by clasps or buckles of gold or precious stones, and fastened ...
/e/ephod.htm - 27k

Bars (50 Occurrences)
... Exodus 35:11 the tabernacle, its outer covering, its roof, its clasps, its boards,
its bars, its pillars, and its sockets; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV ...
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Concordance
Clasps (7 Occurrences)

Exodus 26:6
You shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be a unit.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:11
You shall make fifty clasps of brass, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 26:33
You shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring the ark of the testimony in there within the veil: and the veil shall separate the holy place from the most holy for you.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 35:11
the tabernacle, its outer covering, its roof, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets;
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NIV)

Exodus 36:13
He made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains one to another with the clasps: so the tabernacle was a unit.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 36:18
He made fifty clasps of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be a unit.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 39:33
They brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent, with all its furniture, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Clasps

Related Terms

Unit (7 Occurrences)

Fasten (28 Occurrences)

Fifty (131 Occurrences)

Couple (19 Occurrences)

Curtains (34 Occurrences)

Copper (55 Occurrences)

Loops (7 Occurrences)

Ephod (45 Occurrences)

Bars (50 Occurrences)

Coupled (9 Occurrences)

Crossbars (8 Occurrences)

Posts (68 Occurrences)

Brass (168 Occurrences)

Sets (80 Occurrences)

Boards (50 Occurrences)

Frames (47 Occurrences)

Sockets (44 Occurrences)

Pillars (132 Occurrences)

Taches (7 Occurrences)

Class (3 Occurrences)

Tent (333 Occurrences)

Gold (429 Occurrences)

Utensils (72 Occurrences)

Loop

Furnishings (22 Occurrences)

Breastplate (45 Occurrences)

Roof (55 Occurrences)

Clasping (2 Occurrences)

Selvedge (2 Occurrences)

Curtain (60 Occurrences)

Furniture (24 Occurrences)

Holiest (7 Occurrences)

Holies (23 Occurrences)

Bronze (146 Occurrences)

Hang (37 Occurrences)

Outer (98 Occurrences)

Priest (500 Occurrences)

Covering (191 Occurrences)

Tabernacle (333 Occurrences)

Veil (67 Occurrences)

Cover (254 Occurrences)

Behind (188 Occurrences)

High (4559 Occurrences)

Separate (115 Occurrences)

Ark (212 Occurrences)

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