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Ink

Jeremiah 36:18. The ink of the ancients was thick and durable, and resembled our printer's ink. The ordinary materials were powdered charcoal, or ivory black, water, and gum. The black matter of the scuttle-fish was also used. Writers carried their inkhorns within, or suspended from, their girdles, Ezekiel 9:2. See GIRDLE.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The step, or socket, in which the lower end of a millstone spindle runs.

2. (n.) A fluid, or a viscous material or preparation of various kinds (commonly black or colored), used in writing or printing.

3. (n.) A pigment. See India.

4. (v. t.) To put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken, color, or daub with ink.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
INK

ink (deyo, from root meaning "slowly flowing," BDB, 188; melan, "black"): Any fluid substance used with pen or brush to form written characters. In this sense ink is mentioned once in the Hebrew Bible (Jeremiah 36:2) and 3 times in the Greek New Testament (2 Corinthians 3:3 2 John 1:12; 2 John ; 3 John 1:13), and it is implied in all references to writing on papyrus or on leather. The inference from the "blotting out" of Exodus 32:33 and Numbers 5:23 that the Hebrew ink was a lamp-black and gum, or some other dry ink, is confirmed by the general usage of antiquity, by the later Jewish prejudice against other inks (OTJC, 71 note) and by a Jewish receipt referring to ink-tablets (Drach, "Notice sur l'encre des Hebreux," Ann. philos. chret., 42, 45, 353). The question is, however, now being put on a wholly new basis by the study of the Elephantine Jewish documents (Meyer, Papyrusfund2, 1912, 15, 21), and above all of the Harvard Ostraca from Samaria which give actual specimens of the ink in Palestine in the time of Ahab (Harvard Theological Review, Jan. 1911, 136-43). It is likely, however, that during the long period of Bible history various inks were used. The official copy of the law in the time of Ptolemy Philadelphus was, according to Josephus (Ant., XII, ii, 11), written in gold, and the vermilion and red paints and dyes mentioned in Jeremiah 22:14 Ezekiel 23:14, and The Wisdom of Solomon 13:14 (milto kai phukei) were probably used also for writing books or coloring incised inscriptions. See literature under WRITING; especially Krauss, Talmud, Arch. 3, 148-53; Gardthausen, Greek Palestine, 1911, I, 202-17, and his bibliographical references passim.

E. C. Richardson

Greek
3188. melan -- ink.
... melan. 3189 . ink. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: melan Phonetic Spelling:
(mel'-an) Short Definition: ink Definition: ink. ... of melas, qv. ink. ...
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3189. melas -- black
... Word Origin a prim. word Definition black NASB Word Usage black (3), ink (3). black.
Apparently a primary word; black -- black. (melainan) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1773. deyo -- ink
... deyo. 1774 . ink. Transliteration: deyo Phonetic Spelling: (deh-yo') Short Definition:
ink. Word Origin noun from davah Definition ink NASB Word Usage ink (1) ...
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7083. qeseth -- a pot (for ink), inkhorn
... 7082, 7083. qeseth. 7084 . a pot (for ink), inkhorn. Transliteration:
qeseth Phonetic Spelling: (keh'-seth) Short Definition: case. ...
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Library

The Action of Jesus Christ in the Souls of Men.
... The souls of the saints are the paper, the sufferings and actions the ink. ... The paper
is blacker than the ink, and there is great confusion in the type. ...
/.../de caussade/abandonment to divine providence/section v the action of jesus.htm

Explaining the Divine Life.
... finger in inks of different colors; and, when Bessie asked where her face was dirty,
she quickly pointed out the places, each time leaving a large spot of ink. ...
/.../byrum/the value of a praying mother/chapter xvi explaining the divine.htm

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Gospel Transcends Law.
... written in our hearts, known and read of all men; being made manifest that ye are
an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the ...
/.../luther/epistle sermons vol iii/twelfth sunday after trinity gospel.htm

The Power of God's Word Over the Human Affections.
... Knowing how poor the peasant was the gentleman asked him where he would get
his paper and ink from? "I will buy them," was the reply. ...
/.../pink/the divine inspiration of the bible/iii the power of gods.htm

The New Covenant: a Ministration of the Spirit
... Chapter VII. The New Covenant: A Ministration of the Spirit. "Ye are an epistle
of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the ...
/.../murray/the two covenants/chapter vii the new covenant .htm

2 Cor. Iii. 1
... Where then is the difference? "Written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the
living God; not in tables of stone, but in tables that are hearts of flesh.". ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily vi 2 cor iii.htm

"Rabbi," Says Nicodemus to Christ, "We Know that Thou Art a ...
... come from God." Now that which was here truly said of Christ in the flesh, is the
very truth that must be said of the scripture teaching in ink and paper; it ...
/.../address 70 0 0 rabbi says nicodemus.htm

The Same Unity May Also be Recognized from the Fact that the ...
... And so the Apostle says: "For the Law is spiritual, which, indeed, is written not
with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter iii the same unity.htm

Wesley's Last Hours
... [Having sung two verses] his strength failed, but after lying still awhile he called
on Mr. Bradford to give him a pen and ink; he brought them, but the right ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/wesley/the journal of john wesley/wesleys last hours.htm

The Truth is to be Found Nowhere Else but in the Catholic Church ...
... many nations of those barbarians who believe in Christ do assent, having salvation
written in their hearts by the Spirit, without paper or ink, and, carefully ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/irenaeus/against heresies/chapter iv the truth is to.htm

Thesaurus
Ink (4 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A pigment. See India. 4. (vt) To put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken,
color, or daub with ink. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. INK. ...
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Ink-horn (3 Occurrences)
Ink-horn. Inkhorn, Ink-horn. Inkling . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
INK-HORN. ink'-horn (keceth equals keseth, BDB, 903 ...
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Inkhorn (4 Occurrences)
... The Hebrew word so rendered means simply a round vessel or cup for containing ink,
which was generally worn by writers in the girdle (Ezek. ...INK-HORN. ...
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Pen (16 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of
the quill of a goose or other bird, but now also of other materials, as of steel ...
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Printed (2 Occurrences)
... Neither "pressure," as some say, nor "ink," as others, is essential to the process,
for printing from a photographic negative takes no pressure, and printing ...
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Printing
... Neither "pressure," as some say, nor "ink," as others, is essential to the process,
for printing from a photographic negative takes no pressure, and printing ...
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Blot (23 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (vt) To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with
ink. ... 8. (n.) A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur. ...
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Print (3 Occurrences)
... Neither "pressure," as some say, nor "ink," as others, is essential to the process,
for printing from a photographic negative takes no pressure, and printing ...
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Ostraca
... Upon the smoothest of these pieces of unglazed pottery the poorest might
write in ink his memoranda, receipts, letters or texts. ...
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Deal (170 Occurrences)
... for salvation. (See RSV). 2 John 1:12 I have a great deal to say to you
all, but will not write it with paper and ink. Yet I hope ...
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Concordance
Ink (4 Occurrences)

2 Corinthians 3:3
being revealed that you are a letter of Christ, served by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tablets of stone, but in tablets that are hearts of flesh.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 John 1:12
Having many things to write to you, I don't want to do so with paper and ink, but I hope to come to you, and to speak face to face, that our joy may be made full.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

3 John 1:13
I had many things to write to you, but I am unwilling to write to you with ink and pen;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 36:18
Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words to me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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Ink

Ink: General Scriptures Concerning

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