Handbreadth
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A measure of four fingers, equal to about four inches (Exodus 25:25; 37:12; Psalm 39:5, etc.).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A space equal to the breadth of the hand; a palm.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HANDBREADTH

hand'-bredth (Tephach, Tophach, 1 Kings 7:26 2 Chronicles 4:5; Psalm 39:5 Exodus 25:25; Exodus 37:12 Ezekiel 40:5, 43; Ezekiel 43:13): A Hebrew linear measure containing 4 fingers, or digits, and equal to about 3 inches.

See WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

Strong's Hebrew
2947. tephach -- a span, handbreadth, coping
... 2946, 2947. tephach. 2948 . a span, handbreadth, coping. Transliteration: tephach
Phonetic Spelling: (tay'-fakh) Short Definition: handbreadth. ...
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2948. tophach -- a span, handbreadth
... 2947, 2948. tophach. 2949 . a span, handbreadth. Transliteration: tophach
Phonetic Spelling: (to'-fakh) Short Definition: handbreadth. ...
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Library

The Bitterness and Blessedness of the Brevity of Life
... than petition"and which is absorbed in the contemplation of the manifest melancholy
facts of human life"'Thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/the bitterness and blessedness of.htm

God's Waiting and Man's
... short. And when the perfect fruition is come, and we enter into the great
spaces of Eternity, it will seem as an handbreadth. 'Take ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/gods waiting and mans.htm

Whether the Whole Good of Human Nature Can be Destroyed by Sin
... text 37, any finite magnitude will at length be exhausted if the same quantity is
repeatedly taken from it"if I were to subtract a handbreadth from a finite ...
/.../aquinas/nature and grace/article two whether the whole.htm

Psalm 39
... What is the same; that I thereby. my frailty well may know. ^5Lo, thou my days an
handbreadth mad'st; mine age is in thine eye. As nothing: sure each man at best ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/anonymous/scottish psalter and paraphrases/psalm 39.htm

Chastisements.
... Not only he himself, with his handbreadth of days, that shrink into absolute
nothingness when brought into contrast with the life of God, but "every man," even ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/the life of david/xiv chastisements.htm

Clairvoyance
... And even to convey the simpler truth that life is short, we find only references
to short things that are seen"a handbreadth, a pilgrimage, a flower, a ...
//christianbookshelf.org/drummond/the ideal life/clairvoyance.htm

"What is Your Life?"
... It is a handbreadth; a weaver's shuttle; nothing; an eagle hasting to the prey;
a swift post; a swift ship. ... "My days are as an handbreadth.". ...
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Second Great Group of Parables.
... Lightfoot, a wall and not a gulf separated between the just and the unjust, and
they were not "afar off" from each other, the distance being but a handbreadth. ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xcii second great group of 6.htm

Thou Art the Man
... My conscience, your conscience, is like the standard measures which we at present
possess, which by their very names"foot, handbreadth, nail, and the like ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/thou art the man.htm

The New Man
... Moral harmony. What separates men from their Father in heaven? Is it that His 'years
are throughout all generations,' and 'my days are as an handbreadth'? ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/the new man.htm

Thesaurus
Handbreadth (9 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HANDBREADTH. ...Handbreadth (9 Occurrences).
Exodus 25:25 You shall make a rim of a handbreadth around it. ...
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Rim (18 Occurrences)
... Rim (18 Occurrences). Exodus 25:25 You shall make a rim of a handbreadth around
it. You shall make a golden molding on its rim around it. (WEB NAS NIV). ...
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Measuring (42 Occurrences)
... The reed is described as 6 cubits long, "of a cubit and a handbreadth each," ie
the cubit used was a handbreadth longer than the common cubit (see CUBIT ...
/m/measuring.htm - 22k

Thickness (12 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 4:5 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it
like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and ...
/t/thickness.htm - 10k

Molding (10 Occurrences)
... (WEB RSV NIV). Exodus 25:25 You shall make a rim of a handbreadth around it. You
shall make a golden molding on its rim around it. (WEB RSV NIV). ...
/m/molding.htm - 9k

Brim (9 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 7:26 It was a handbreadth thick: and its brim was worked like the brim
of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it held two thousand baths. ...
/b/brim.htm - 10k

Baths (8 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). 1 Kings 7:26 It was a handbreadth thick: and its brim was worked like
the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it held two thousand baths. ...
/b/baths.htm - 9k

Containeth (3 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 7:26 And its thickness 'is' an handbreadth, and its edge as the work of
the edge of a cup, flowers of lilies; two thousand baths it containeth. (YLT). ...
/c/containeth.htm - 7k

Flower (33 Occurrences)
... (BBE). 1 Kings 7:26 It was a handbreadth thick: and its brim was worked like the
brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it held two thousand baths. ...
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Lily (9 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 7:26 It was a handbreadth thick: and its brim was worked like the brim
of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it held two thousand baths. ...
/l/lily.htm - 15k

Concordance
Handbreadth (9 Occurrences)

Exodus 25:25
You shall make a rim of a handbreadth around it. You shall make a golden molding on its rim around it.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 37:12
He made a border of a handbreadth around it, and made a golden molding on its border around it.
(WEB KJV ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 7:26
It was a handbreadth thick: and its brim was worked like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it held two thousand baths.
(WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 4:5
It was a handbreadth thick; and its brim was worked like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it received and held three thousand baths.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 39:5
Behold, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath." Selah.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Lamentations 2:20
See, O Jehovah, and look attentively, To whom Thou hast acted thus, Do women eat their fruit, infants of a handbreadth? Slain in the sanctuary of the Lord are priest and prophet?
(YLT)

Ezekiel 40:5
Behold, a wall on the outside of the house all around, and in the man's hand a measuring reed six cubits long, of a cubit and a handbreadth each: so he measured the thickness of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.
(WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 40:43
The hooks, a handbreadth long, were fastened within all around: and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 43:13
These are the measures of the altar by cubits (the cubit is a cubit and a handbreadth): the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and its border around its edge a span; and this shall be the base of the altar.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Handbreadth

Handbreadth: A Measure (About Four Inches)

Related Terms

Rim (18 Occurrences)

Measuring (42 Occurrences)

Thickness (12 Occurrences)

Molding (10 Occurrences)

Brim (9 Occurrences)

Baths (8 Occurrences)

Containeth (3 Occurrences)

Flower (33 Occurrences)

Lily (9 Occurrences)

Breadth (100 Occurrences)

Reed (41 Occurrences)

Hand-breadth (7 Occurrences)

Thick (129 Occurrences)

Cubit (51 Occurrences)

Lilies (15 Occurrences)

Gutter (3 Occurrences)

Wreath (21 Occurrences)

Installed (5 Occurrences)

Flowered (1 Occurrence)

Thereunto (9 Occurrences)

Dimensions (4 Occurrences)

Measurements (20 Occurrences)

Measureth (24 Occurrences)

Margin (4 Occurrences)

Boundaries (19 Occurrences)

Centre (8 Occurrences)

Slabs (1 Occurrence)

Cup (86 Occurrences)

Worked (145 Occurrences)

Span (14 Occurrences)

Vanity (100 Occurrences)

Lip (20 Occurrences)

Attentively (35 Occurrences)

Attached (31 Occurrences)

Broad (113 Occurrences)

Altogether (56 Occurrences)

Flowers (42 Occurrences)

Fastened (43 Occurrences)

Border (233 Occurrences)

Bottom (33 Occurrences)

Area (66 Occurrences)

State (51 Occurrences)

Tables (41 Occurrences)

Hand-baskets (7 Occurrences)

Golden (86 Occurrences)

Measured (91 Occurrences)

Hooks (41 Occurrences)

Maketh (399 Occurrences)

Surrounding (78 Occurrences)

Tender (66 Occurrences)

Acted (98 Occurrences)

Length (135 Occurrences)

Cubits (156 Occurrences)

Measures (50 Occurrences)

Upper (99 Occurrences)

Crown (94 Occurrences)

Gold (429 Occurrences)

Altar (343 Occurrences)

Height (109 Occurrences)

Temple (614 Occurrences)

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