Flint
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Flint

a well-known stone, a variety of quartz. It is extremely hard, and strikes fire. It was very abundant in and about Palestine.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Abounds in all the plains and valleys of the wilderness of the forty years' wanderings. In Isaiah 50:7 and Ezek. 3:9 the expressions, where the word is used, means that the "Messiah would be firm and resolute amidst all contempt and scorn which he would meet; that he had made up his mind to endure it, and would not shrink from any kind or degree of suffering which would be necessary to accomplish the great work in which he was engaged." (Comp. Ezek. 3:8, 9.) The words "like a flint" are used with reference to the hoofs of horses (Isaiah 5:28).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very hard, and strikes fire with steel.

2. (n.) A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used, esp. in the hammers of gun locks.

3. (n.) Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding, like flint.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FLINT

flint (challamish (Deuteronomy 8:15; Deuteronomy 32:13 Job 28:9 Psalm 114:8), tsor (Exodus 4:25 Ezekiel 3:9), tser (Isaiah 5:28), tsur (Job 22:24 Psalm 89:43), tsurim (Joshua 5:2 f); (= kechlex "pebble"), kochlax (APC 1Macc 10:73)):

The word challamish signifies a hard stone, though not certainly flint, and is used as a figure for hardness in Isaiah 50:7, "Therefore have I set my face like a flint." A similar use of tsor is found in Ezekiel 3:9, "As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead," and Isaiah 5:28, "Their horses' hoofs shall be accounted as flint"; and of tsela` in Jeremiah 5:3, "They have made their faces harder than a rock." The same three words are used of the rock from which Moses drew water in the wilderness: challamish (Deuteronomy 8:15 Psalm 114:8); tsur (Exodus 17:6 Deuteronomy 8:15 Psalm 78:20 Isaiah 48:21); cela` (Numbers 20:8 Nehemiah 9:15 Psalm 78:16).

Tsur and cela` are used oftener than challamish for great rocks and cliffs, but tsur is used also for flint knives in Exodus 4:25, "Then Zipporah took a flint (the King James Version "sharp stone"), and cut off the foreskin of her son," and in Joshua 5:2, "Yahweh said unto Joshua, Make thee knives of flint (the King James Version "sharp knives"), and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time." Surgical implements of flint were used by the ancient Egyptians, and numerous flint chippings with occasional flint implements are found associated with the remains of early man in Syria and Palestine. Flint and the allied mineral, chert, are found in great abundance in the limestone rocks of Syria, Palestine and Egypt.

See ROCK.

Alfred Ely Day

Strong's Hebrew
6864. tsor -- a hard pebble, flint
... 6863, 6864. tsor. 6865 . a hard pebble, flint. Transliteration: tsor Phonetic
Spelling: (tsore) Short Definition: flint. Word Origin ...
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2496. challamish -- flint
... 2495, 2496. challamish. 2497 . flint. Transliteration: challamish Phonetic
Spelling: (klal-law-meesh') Short Definition: flint. ...
/hebrew/2496.htm - 6k

6862d. tsar -- a hard pebble, flint
... a hard pebble, flint. Transliteration: tsar Short Definition: flint. Word Origin
from an unused word Definition a hard pebble, flint NASB Word Usage flint (1). ...
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8068. shamir -- a thorn, adamant, flint
... 8067, 8068. shamir. 8069 . a thorn, adamant, flint. Transliteration: shamir
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-meer') Short Definition: briars. ...
/hebrew/8068.htm - 6k

6862. tsar -- narrow, tight
... narrow, tight. Transliteration: tsar Phonetic Spelling: (tsar) Short Definition:
adversary. adversary, affliction, anguish, close, distress, enemy, flint, foe, ...
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Library

LM Flint's Coll. The Strength of the Erring.
... VI. THE CHRISTIAN CHARACTER. 206. LM Flint's Coll. The Strength of the
Erring. 1 Yes! prayer is strong, and God is good; Man is ...
/.../various/book of hymns for public and private devotion/206 l m flints coll.htm

LM Flint. Remembrance of Our Fathers.
... VIII. VARIOUS OCCASIONS. 433. LM Flint. Remembrance of Our Fathers. 1 In
pleasant lands have fallen the lines That bound our goodly ...
/.../book of hymns for public and private devotion/433 l m flint remembrance.htm

CM Flint's Coll. Suffer Little Children to Come unto Me.
... IX. MISCELLANEOUS. 445. CM Flint's Coll. Suffer Little Children to Come unto Me.
1 See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand With all-engaging charms! ...
/.../various/book of hymns for public and private devotion/445 c m flints coll.htm

September 14. "For the Lord God Will Help Me, Therefore Shall I ...
... "For the Lord God will help me, therefore shall I not be confounded; therefore,
have I set my face like a flint, and I know I shall not be ashamed" (Isa. ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /september 14 for the lord.htm

February the Third Transforming the Hard Heart
... The Lord "turned the flint into a fountain of waters." "Psalm 114.p> What a violent
conjunction, the flint becoming the birthplace of a spring! ...
/.../february the third transforming the.htm

To Ask Therefore, Why the Fallen Angels were not Helped by the ...
... were not helped by the mercy and goodness of God, as fallen man was; is like asking,
why the refreshing dew of heaven does not do that to flint, which it does ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-1-85 to ask therefore why.htm

The Servant's Inflexible Resolve
... 'For the Lord God will help Me; therefore shall I not be confounded:
therefore have I set My face like a flint.'"Isaiah 50:7. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the servants inflexible resolve.htm

Letter F
... Received 1822, Located 1831 * Fletcher, Elliot B. "Received 1826 * Fletcher, Thomas
"Received 1799, Located 1803 * Flint, Calvin N. "Received 1818 ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter f.htm

How, by the Contrivance of the Devil, Brother Juniper was ...
... his clothes all tattered and patched, and a torn hood falling on his shoulders,
and he will carry with him an awl, wherewith to kill you, and a flint and steel ...
/.../ugolino/the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter iii how by the.htm

This Therefore You May Rest Upon, as a Certain Truth...
... For as flame cannot communicate itself to flint, nor the Spirit of God to a beast;
because the flint stands in the utmost contrariety to flame, and the beast ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-1-88 this therefore you may.htm

Thesaurus
Flint (12 Occurrences)
... Ezek. 3:8, 9.) The words "like a flint" are used with reference to the hoofs of
horses (Isaiah 5:28). ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FLINT. ...
/f/flint.htm - 14k

Knife (10 Occurrences)
... (1.) Hebrews hereb, "the waster," a sharp instrument for circumcision (Joshua
5:2, 3, lit. "knives of flint;" Comp. Exodus 4:25); a razor (Ezek. ...
/k/knife.htm - 13k

Rock (176 Occurrences)
... ROCK. rok ((1) cela`; (2) tsur (3) challamish, "flint"; compare Arabic khalanbus,
"flint"; (4) kephim (Job 30:6 Jeremiah 4:29); compare Kephas, "Cephas" = Petros ...
/r/rock.htm - 49k

Knives (12 Occurrences)
... Joshua 5:2 At that time, Yahweh said to Joshua, "Make flint knives, and circumcise
again the children of Israel the second time." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS ...
/k/knives.htm - 10k

Flinty (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (superl.) Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or
resembling, flint; as, a flinty rock; flinty ground; a flinty heart. ...
/f/flinty.htm - 7k

Foreskin (12 Occurrences)
... Among the Jews of antiquity circumcision had to be performed by means of a flint
or stone knife (Exodus 4:25 Joshua 5:2, 3) on the eighth day after birth ...
/f/foreskin.htm - 14k

Crystal (7 Occurrences)
... The word occurs in Revelation 4:6; 21:11; 22:1. It is a stone of the flint
order, the most refined kind of quartz. ... See Flint glass. ...
/c/crystal.htm - 11k

Forehead (23 Occurrences)
... as an adamant harder than flint," whereby an unflinching loyalty to God and a complete
disregard of opposition is meant (Jeremiah 3:8, 9). Compare the phrase ...
/f/forehead.htm - 19k

Venomous (4 Occurrences)
... in which were fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where there was no
water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint; (See NIV). ...
/v/venomous.htm - 8k

Zippo'rah (3 Occurrences)
... Exodus 4:25 Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and
cast it at his feet; and she said: 'Surely a bridegroom of blood art thou to me ...
/z/zippo'rah.htm - 7k

Concordance
Flint (12 Occurrences)

Exodus 4:25
Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said, "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me."
(WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 8:15
who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 32:13
He made him ride on the high places of the earth. He ate the increase of the field. He caused him to suck honey out of the rock, oil out of the flinty rock;
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 5:2
At that time, Yahweh said to Joshua, "Make flint knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time."
(WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 5:3
Joshua made himself flint knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
(WEB JPS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 28:9
He puts forth his hand on the flinty rock, and he overturns the mountains by the roots.
(Root in WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 114:8
who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of waters.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Isaiah 5:28
whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent. Their horses' hoofs will be like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 50:7
For the Lord Yahweh will help me; therefore I have not been confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be disappointed.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 17:1
The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altars;
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 3:9
As an adamant harder than flint have I made your forehead: don't be afraid of them, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Zechariah 7:12
Yes, they made their hearts as hard as flint, lest they might hear the law, and the words which Yahweh of Armies had sent by his Spirit by the former prophets. Therefore great wrath came from Yahweh of Armies.
(WEB NAS NIV)

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Flint

Flint: General Scriptures Concerning

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Knife (10 Occurrences)

Rock (176 Occurrences)

Knives (12 Occurrences)

Flinty (3 Occurrences)

Foreskin (12 Occurrences)

Crystal (7 Occurrences)

Forehead (23 Occurrences)

Venomous (4 Occurrences)

Zippo'rah (3 Occurrences)

Zipporah (3 Occurrences)

Overturned (41 Occurrences)

Olives (30 Occurrences)

Lint (1 Occurrence)

Gibeath-haaraloth (1 Occurrence)

Give (13501 Occurrences)

Wheels (30 Occurrences)

Waterless (7 Occurrences)

Foreskins (7 Occurrences)

Flinging (2 Occurrences)

Thirsty (38 Occurrences)

Emery (1 Occurrence)

Dreadful (23 Occurrences)

Drought (20 Occurrences)

Drouth (9 Occurrences)

Moses'feet (1 Occurrence)

Potter (14 Occurrences)

Pottery (11 Occurrences)

Fiery (47 Occurrences)

Bows (28 Occurrences)

Bridegroom (23 Occurrences)

Circumcise (13 Occurrences)

Circumciseth (4 Occurrences)

Cutteth (37 Occurrences)

Archery

Adamant (2 Occurrences)

Stones (244 Occurrences)

Shema (7 Occurrences)

Serpents (18 Occurrences)

Steel (7 Occurrences)

Scorpions (9 Occurrences)

Haaraloth (1 Occurrence)

Accounted (32 Occurrences)

Whirlwind (33 Occurrences)

Terrible (90 Occurrences)

Thirst (40 Occurrences)

Scorpion (6 Occurrences)

Circumcision (98 Occurrences)

Confounded (64 Occurrences)

Causeth (209 Occurrences)

Malchiel (3 Occurrences)

Vast (54 Occurrences)

Hoofs (18 Occurrences)

Hammer (15 Occurrences)

Skin (115 Occurrences)

Turns (80 Occurrences)

Touched (96 Occurrences)

Disappointed (69 Occurrences)

Gilead (130 Occurrences)

Helps (16 Occurrences)

Eateth (81 Occurrences)

Arrows (59 Occurrences)

Rebellious (63 Occurrences)

Circumcised (58 Occurrences)

Stone (290 Occurrences)

Threw (133 Occurrences)

Looks (76 Occurrences)

Fountain (57 Occurrences)

Dismayed (69 Occurrences)

Height (109 Occurrences)

Terrified (88 Occurrences)

Gezer (14 Occurrences)

Targum

Bent (107 Occurrences)

Reckoned (98 Occurrences)

Hard (733 Occurrences)

Harder (17 Occurrences)

Harddiness

Hardly (26 Occurrences)

Hurricane (14 Occurrences)

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