Jawbone
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Of an ass afforded Samson a weapon for the great slaughter of the Philistines (Judges 15.15), in which he slew a thousand men. In verse 19 the Authorized Version reads, "God clave a hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout." This is a mis-translation of the words. The rendering should be as in the Revised Version, "God clave the hollow place that is in Lehi," etc., Lehi (q.v.) being the name of the hill where this conflict was waged, possibly so called because it was in shape like a jaw-bone.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The bone of either jaw; a maxilla or a mandible.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JAW; JAWBONE; JAW TEETH

jo, jo'-bon (lechi, "cheek (bone)," "jaw (bone)"): In Job 41:2, the Revised Version (British and American) gives "pierce his jaw through with a hook" for the King James Version "bore his jaw through with a thorn" (see HOOK; LEVIATHAN). Psalm 22:15, "My tongue cleaveth to my jaws (malqoach)," is descriptive of the effect of a fever or physical torture, a dryness and a horrible clamminess. Malqochayim is an ancient dual form meaning the two jaws, and, metaphorically, malqoach indicates that which is caught between the jaws, booty, prey, including captives (Numbers 31:11, 26, 32 Isaiah 49:24 f).

Figurative:

(1) Of the power of the wicked, with a reference to Divine restraint and discipline: "I brake the jaws (Hebrew "great teeth") of the unrighteous" (Job 29:17 Proverbs 30:14); compare Psalm 58:6, "Break out the great teeth (malta`oth, "jaw teeth") of the young lions, O Yahweh." Let the wicked be deprived of their ability for evil; let them at least be disabled from mischief. Septuagint reads "God shall break," etc. (Compare Edmund Prys's Metrical Paraphrase of the Psalms, in the place cited.) "A bridle. in the jaws of the peoples" (Isaiah 30:28; compare 2 Kings 19:28) is descriptive of the ultimate check of the Assyrian power at Jerusalem, "as when a bridle or lasso is thrown upon the jaws of a wild animal when you wish to catch and tame him" (G.A. Smith Isaiah, I, 235). Compare Ezekiel 29:4 (concerning Pharaoh); 38:4 (concerning Gog), "I will put hooks in (into) thy jaws."

(2) Of human labor and trials, with a reference to the Divine gentleness: "I was to them as they that lift up the yoke on their jaws" (Hosea 11:4), or `take the yoke off their jaws,' as the humane driver eased the yoke with his hands or `lifted it forward from neck to the jaws'; or it may perhaps refer to the removal of the yoke in the evening, when work is over.

Jawbone (Judges 15:15).

See RAMATH-LEHI.

M. O. Evans

Greek
4600. siagon -- a jawbone, by impl. cheek
... 4599, 4600. siagon. 4601 . a jawbone, by impl. ... Word Origin of uncertain origin
Definition a jawbone, by impl. cheek NASB Word Usage cheek (2). cheek. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7437a. Ramath Lechi -- "height of a jawbone," a city in Judah
Ramath Lechi. 7437, 7437a. Ramath Lechi. 7437b . "height of a jawbone," a city
in Judah. Transliteration: Ramath Lechi Short Definition: Ramath-lehi. ...
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7437. Ramath Lechiy -- "height of a jawbone," a city in Judah
... "height of a jawbone," a city in Judah. Transliteration: Ramath Lechiy Phonetic
Spelling: (raw'-math lekh'-ee) Short Definition: Ramath-lehi. Ramath-lehi ...
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3895. lechi -- jaw, cheek
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition jaw, cheek NASB Word Usage cheek
(6), cheeks (4), jaw (1), jawbone (4), jaws (4), two cheeks (1). ...
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Library

Good News
... Heaps upon heaps, with the jawbone of an ass he has slain a thousand men; but the
dust of the conflict, and the heat, and the exhaustion had caused such an ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/good news.htm

Praying Saints of the Old Testaments
... "And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it,
and slew a thousand men therewith. "And Samson said, With ...
/.../bounds/prayer and praying men/i praying saints of the.htm

The Story of Samson, the Strong Man
... But as soon as Samson came among them, he burst the bonds as though they had been
light strings; and picked up from the ground the jawbone of an ass, and ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of samson the.htm

Introduction.
... Samson, then, was unconquered, and so invincible as to be able to smite a thousand
men with the jawbone of an ass; [1019] so full of heavenly grace that when ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/introduction 2.htm

God's Use of Weak Things.
... Another time a piece of a millstone shoved over the wall by a woman turns the tide
of battle favorably.[29] And as contemptible a thing as the jawbone of an ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on service/gods use of weak things.htm

John Chapter xv. 24, 25
... revolving sun? [1494] Who save Samson ever quenched his thirst with water
flowing forth from the jawbone of a dead ass? [1495] Who ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xci john chapter xv.htm

To Bishop Irenæus.
... Even the great David did not use a panoply when he slew the aliens' champion, [1643]
and Samson slew thousands on one day with the jawbone of an ass. ...
/.../theodoret/the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/xvi to bishop irenaeus.htm

How Charity Comprehends all the virtues.
... armies which were under his charge; but Samson defeated them yet more gloriously,
references, who by his own hand slew them by thousands with the jawbone of an ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter viii how charity comprehends.htm

The King James Version as English Literature
... One such punning expression occurs in the story of Samson (Judges 15:16), where
our version reads: "With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the ...
/.../mcafee/study of the king james bible/lecture iii the king james.htm

Three Decisive Steps
... It was better with us then than now. Samson, when the Spirit of the Lord came mightily
upon him, slew a thousand of them with the jawbone of an ass. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 37 1891/three decisive steps.htm

Thesaurus
Jawbone (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. JAW; JAWBONE; JAW TEETH. ...Jawbone (Judges 15:15).
See RAMATH-LEHI. MO Evans. Multi-Version Concordance Jawbone (3 Occurrences). ...
/j/jawbone.htm - 10k

Jaw (6 Occurrences)
... 11. (vt) To assail or abuse by scolding. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. JAW;
JAWBONE; JAW TEETH. ...Jawbone (Judges 15:15). See RAMATH-LEHI. MO Evans. ...
/j/jaw.htm - 11k

Ramathlehi (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Elevation of Lehi, or the jawbone height; ie, the
Ramah of Lehi (Judges 15:15-17). ... See JAWBONE; LEHI. W. Ewing. ...
/r/ramathlehi.htm - 8k

Ramath-lehi (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Elevation of Lehi, or the jawbone height; ie, the
Ramah of Lehi (Judges 15:15-17). ... See JAWBONE; LEHI. W. Ewing. ...
/r/ramath-lehi.htm - 8k

Lehi (5 Occurrences)
... A jawbone, a place in the tribe of Judah where Samson achieved a victory over the
Philistines (Judges 15:9, 14, 16), slaying a thousand of them with the ...
/l/lehi.htm - 8k

Teeth (50 Occurrences)
... cruelty. JAW; JAWBONE; JAW TEETH. ... over. Jawbone (Judges 15:15). See RAMATH-LEHI.
MO Evans. Multi-Version Concordance Teeth (50 Occurrences). ...
/t/teeth.htm - 25k

Donkey's (7 Occurrences)
... Judges 15:16 Samson said, "With the jawbone of a donkey, heaps on heaps; with the
jawbone of a donkey I have struck a thousand men." (See NIV). ...
/d/donkey's.htm - 8k

Donkey (84 Occurrences)
... (WEB NAS NIV). Judges 15:15 He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, and put forth
his hand, and took it, and struck a thousand men therewith. (WEB NAS NIV). ...
/d/donkey.htm - 31k

Donkeys (71 Occurrences)
... (See NAS NIV). Judges 15:16 Samson said, "With the jawbone of a donkey, heaps on
heaps; with the jawbone of a donkey I have struck a thousand men." (See NIV). ...
/d/donkeys.htm - 28k

Samson (37 Occurrences)
... Yahweh came mightily upon him, so that he broke loose from the two new ropes with
which the 3,000 men of Judah had bound him, and seizing a fresh jawbone of an ...
/s/samson.htm - 37k



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