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Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) Hebrews pattish, used by gold-beaters (Isaiah 41:7) and by quarry-men (Jeremiah 23:29). Metaphorically of Babylon (Jeremiah 50:23) or Nebuchadnezzar.

(2.) Hebrews makabah, a stone-cutter's mallet (1 Kings 6:7), or of any workman (Judges 4:21; Isaiah 44:12).

(3.) Hebrews halmuth, a poetical word for a workman's hammer, found only in Judges 5:26, where it denotes the mallet with which the pins of the tent of the nomad are driven into the ground.

(4.) Hebrews mappets, rendered "battle-axe" in Jeremiah 51:20. This was properly a "mace," which is thus described by Rawlinson: "The Assyrian mace was a short, thin weapon, and must either have been made of a very tough wood or (and this is more probable) of metal. It had an ornamented head, which was sometimes very beautifully modelled, and generally a strap or string at the lower end by which it could be grasped with greater firmness."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron, fixed crosswise to a handle.

2. (n.) Something which in firm or action resembles the common hammer

3. (n.) That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to indicate the hour.

4. (n.) The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires, to produce the tones.

5. (n.) The malleus.

6. (n.) That part of a gunlock which strikes the percussion cap, or firing pin; the cock; formerly, however, a piece of steel covering the pan of a flintlock musket and struck by the flint of the cock to ignite the priming.

7. (n.) Also, a person of thing that smites or shatters; as, St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.

8. (v. t.) To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron.

9. (v. t.) To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.

10. (v. t.) To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; -- usually with out.

11. (v. i.) To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer.

12. (v. i.) To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HAMMER

ham'-er: The Hebrew maqqebheth, occurs in Judges 4:21, where it refers to the mallet (probably wooden) used to drive tent-pins into the ground. The same word occurs in 1 Kings 6:7 Isaiah 44:12 Jeremiah 10:4 as applied to a workman's hammer. paTTish (compare Arabic, fatis), occurs in Isaiah 41:7 Jeremiah 23:29; Jeremiah 50:23. It was probably a blacksmith's hammer or heavy hammer used for breaking rock. There is doubt about the rendering of Judges 5:26, where the word, halmuth, occurs. From the context, the instrument mentioned was probably not a hammer. In Psalm 74:6, kelaph, is better translated "axes," not "hammers."

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James A. Patch

Greek
4974. sphudron -- the ankle
... Neuter of a presumed derivative probably of the same as sphaira (a ball, "sphere";
compare the feminine sphura, a hammer); the ankle (as globular) -- ancle bone ...
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5180. tupto -- to strike, smite, beat
... thus differing from paio and patasso, which denote a (usually single) blow with
the hand or any instrument, or plesso with the fist (or a hammer), or rhapizo ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1989. halmuth -- a hammer, mallet
... 1988, 1989. halmuth. 1990 . a hammer, mallet. Transliteration: halmuth
Phonetic Spelling: (hal-mooth') Short Definition: hammer. ...
/hebrew/1989.htm - 6k

4717. maqqebeth -- a hammer
... 4716, 4717. maqqebeth. 4718 . a hammer. Transliteration: maqqebeth Phonetic
Spelling: (mak-kaw-baw') Short Definition: hammer. Word ...
/hebrew/4717.htm - 6k

6360. pattish -- a forge hammer
... 6359, 6360. pattish. 6361 . a forge hammer. Transliteration: pattish Phonetic
Spelling: (pat-teesh') Short Definition: hammer. Word ...
/hebrew/6360.htm - 5k

1986. halam -- to smite, hammer, strike down
... 1985, 1986. halam. 1987 . to smite, hammer, strike down. Transliteration: halam
Phonetic Spelling: (haw-lam') Short Definition: beat. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/1986.htm - 6k

3913. latash -- to hammer, sharpen, whet
... 3912, 3913. latash. 3914 . to hammer, sharpen, whet. Transliteration: latash
Phonetic Spelling: (law-tash') Short Definition: sharpen. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/3913.htm - 6k

3597. kelappoth -- an axe
... hammer. From an unused root meaning to clap or strike with noise; a club or
sledge-hammer -- hammer. 3596, 3597. kelappoth. 3598 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/3597.htm - 5k

4718. maqqebeth -- a hole, excavation
... hammer, hole. From naqab; properly, a perforator, ie A hammer (as piercing); also
(intransitively) a perforation, ie A quarry -- hammer, hole. see HEBREW naqab. ...
/hebrew/4718.htm - 6k

3807. kathath -- to beat, crush by beating
... Word Usage battered (1), beat (2), beat them down (1), broke in pieces (1), broken
in pieces (1), crush (1), crushed (4), defeated (1), hammer (2), shattered (1 ...
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7820. shachat -- beat
... Word Origin the same as shachat, qv. beat A primitive root (identical with shachat
through the idea of striking); to hammer out -- beat. see HEBREW shachat. ...
/hebrew/7820.htm - 5k

Library

Psalm XCVIII.
... This ductile trumpet is still under the hammer....We have heard how he was hammered;
let us hear how he soundeth: let us, if it please you, hear the sweet ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xcviii.htm

Of the vision which a Certain Elder Saw Concerning the Restless ...
... in his daily occupations in building and repairing what was unnecessary, he watched
him from a distance breaking a very hard stone with a heavy hammer, and saw ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter vi of the vision.htm

The Nailing of Jesus to the Cross.
... on the open palm of that adorable hand, which had ever been open to bestow blessings
and favours on the ungrateful Jews, and with a great iron hammer drove it ...
/.../chapter xxxviii the nailing of.htm

Rhoda
... has been touched by the same mighty love as her mistress; and Mary and Rhoda were
kneeling together in the prayer-meeting when Peter began to hammer at the door ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/rhoda.htm

The Stony Heart Removed
... You get the hard stone, especially some sorts of stone which have been hewn from
granite-beds, and you may hammer as you will, but you shall make no impression ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 8 1863/the stony heart removed.htm

On Mr. Rudyard Kipling and Making the World Small
... wierdest of earthly elements, the unconquerable iron subdued by its only conqueror,
the wheel and the ploughshare, the sword and the steam-hammer, the arraying ...
//christianbookshelf.org/chesterton/heretics/iii on mr rudyard kipling.htm

A Preliminary Discourse to Catechising
... some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the edifying of the body
of Christ; that we henceforth be no more children.' The word is called a hammer ...
/.../watson/a body of divinity/1 a preliminary discourse to.htm

A Defence of the Doctrine of Justification, by Faith in Jesus ...
... His words burn 'like a fire,' and consume the wood, hay and stubble; while they
fell with overpowering weight, as 'a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/a defence of the doctrine.htm

Building in Silence
... '. . . There was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of Iron heard In the house,
while it was in building.'"1 KINGS 7. The Temple was built in silence. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/building in silence.htm

The Account of the Building of Solomon's Temple Contains Serious ...
... The holy house, too, was got ready in peace and was to be built for God without
hammer or axe or any iron tool, that there might be no disturbance in the house ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of john/24 the account of the.htm

Thesaurus
Hammer (15 Occurrences)
... (3.) Hebrews halmuth, a poetical word for a workman's hammer, found only in Judges
5:26 ... 2. (n.) Something which in firm or action resembles the common hammer. ...
/h/hammer.htm - 15k

Tools (3 Occurrences)
... (1) The percussion tool was the hammer, used for splitting or trimming stone, beating ...
See HAMMER. (2) Of cutting tools, the simplest was of course the knife. ...
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Tilt (2 Occurrences)
... 8. (vt) To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel in order to render
it more ductile. ... 13. (n.) See Tilt hammer, in the Vocabulary. 14. ...
/t/tilt.htm - 8k

Temples (17 Occurrences)
... Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a tent peg, and took a hammer in her hand,
and went softly to him, and struck the pin into his temples, and it pierced ...
/t/temples.htm - 13k

Tent-pin (4 Occurrences)
... Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a tent-pin, and took a hammer in her hand,
and went softly unto him, and smote the pin into his temples, and it pierced ...
/t/tent-pin.htm - 7k

Pierced (63 Occurrences)
... Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a tent peg, and took a hammer in her hand,
and went softly to him, and struck the pin into his temples, and it pierced ...
/p/pierced.htm - 26k

Pin (10 Occurrences)
... Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a tent peg, and took a hammer in her hand,
and went softly to him, and struck the pin into his temples, and it pierced ...
/p/pin.htm - 13k

Peg (8 Occurrences)
... Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a tent peg, and took a hammer in her hand,
and went softly to him, and struck the pin into his temples, and it pierced ...
/p/peg.htm - 9k

Cock (12 Occurrences)
... 16. (n.) The hammer in the lock of a firearm. 17. (vt) To draw the hammer
of (a firearm) fully back and set it for firing. 18. ...
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Nail (9 Occurrences)
... Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in
her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and ...
/n/nail.htm - 14k

Concordance
Hammer (15 Occurrences)

Exodus 25:31
"You shall make a lampstand of pure gold. Of hammered work shall the lampstand be made, even its base, its shaft, its cups, its buds, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it.
(Root in WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 16:38
And let the vessels of those men, who with their lives have made payment for their sin, be hammered out into plates as a cover for the altar; for they have been offered before the Lord and are holy; so that they may be a sign to the children of Israel.
(Root in BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 4:21
Then Jael Heber's wife took a tent peg, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him, and struck the pin into his temples, and it pierced through into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep; so he swooned and died.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 5:26
She put her hand to the tent peg, and her right hand to the workmen's hammer. With the hammer she struck Sisera. She struck through his head. Yes, she pierced and struck through his temples.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 6:7
The house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready at the quarry; and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 25:18
One who gives false witness against his neighbour is a hammer and a sword and a sharp arrow.
(BBE)

Proverbs 27:22
Even if a foolish man is crushed with a hammer in a vessel among crushed grain, still his foolish ways will not go from him.
(BBE)

Ecclesiastes 12:11
The words of the wise are pointed, and sayings grouped together are like nails fixed with a hammer; they are given by one guide.
(BBE)

Isaiah 2:4
And he will be the judge between the nations, and the peoples will be ruled by his decisions: and their swords will be turned into plough-blades, and their spears into vine-knives: no longer will the nations be turning their swords against one another, and the knowledge of war will be gone for ever.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 41:7
So the carpenter encourages the goldsmith. He who smoothes with the hammer encourages him who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering, "It is good;" and he fastens it with nails, that it might not totter.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 10:4
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 23:29
Isn't my word like fire? says Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 50:23
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut apart and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 51:20
You are my battle axe and weapons of war: and with you will I break in pieces the nations; and with you will I destroy kingdoms;
(See RSV)

Micah 4:3
And he will be judge between great peoples, and strong nations far away will be ruled by his decisions; their swords will be hammered into plough-blades and their spears into vine-knives: nations will no longer be lifting up their swords against one another, and knowledge of war will have gone for ever.
(Root in BBE NAS)

Subtopics

Hammer

Hammer: Figurative

Hammer: General Scriptures Concerning

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