Locks
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LOCKS

loks

((1) tsitsith,

(2) pera';

(3) machlaphah,

(4) qewutstsah):

See in general the article on HAIR.

(1) The first word, tsitsith, means really a tassel, such as is worn by the Jews on the four corners of the prayer-shawl or Tallith and on the 'arba` kanephoth (Deuteronomy 22:12), translated in the New Testament by kraspedon (Matthew 9:20; Matthew 14:36; Matthew 23:5 Mark 6:56 Luke 8:44). Once it is applied to a forelock of hair. The prophet Ezekiel, describing his sensations which accompanied his vision of Jerusalem, says: "He put forth the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my head; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerus" (Ezekiel 8:3).

(2) The word pera` signifies the uncut and disheveled locks of the Nazirite (Numbers 6:5) or of the priests, the sons of Zadok (Ezekiel 44:20).

(3) The Book of Judges employs the word machlaphah when speaking of the "seven locks" of Samson (Judges 16:13, 19), which really represent the plaited (etymologically, "interwoven") strands of hair still worn in our days by youthful Bedouin warriors.

(4) Qewutstsah (Songs 5:2, 11) means the luxuriant hair of the Hebrew youth, who was careful of his exterior. It is called bushy (the Revised Version margin "curling") and black as a raven. the King James Version translations also the word tsammah with "locks" (Songs 4:1; Songs 6:7 Isaiah 47:2), but the Revised Version (British and American) has corrected this into "veil," leaving the word "locks" in Songs 4:1 margin.

H. L. E. Luering

Greek
2864. kome -- hair
... Apparently from the same as komizo; the hair of the head (locks, as ornamental,
and thus differing from thrix; which properly denotes merely the scalp) -- hair ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2864.htm - 6k
Strong's Hebrew
6545. pera -- long hair, locks
... 6544b, 6545. pera. 6546 . long hair, locks. Transliteration: pera Phonetic
Spelling: (peh'-rah) Short Definition: locks. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/6545.htm - 6k

6977. qevutstsoth -- locks (of hair)
... 6976, 6977. qevutstsoth. 6978 . locks (of hair). Transliteration: qevutstsoth
Phonetic Spelling: (kev-oots-tsaw') Short Definition: locks. ...
/hebrew/6977.htm - 6k

8534. taltallim -- perhaps locks (of hair)
... 8533b, 8534. taltallim. 8535 . perhaps locks (of hair). Transliteration:
taltallim Phonetic Spelling: (tal-tal') Short Definition: dates. ...
/hebrew/8534.htm - 6k

6777. tsammah -- (woman's) veil
... Usage veil (4). locks. From an unused root meaning to fasten on; a veil --
locks. 6776, 6777. tsammah. 6778 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/6777.htm - 5k

4515. minal -- a bolt
... a bolt. Transliteration: minal Phonetic Spelling: (man-awl') Short Definition: locks.
Word Origin from naal Definition a bolt NASB Word Usage locks (1). shoe. ...
/hebrew/4515.htm - 6k

4253. machalaphah -- a plait (of hair)
... 4252, 4253. machalaphah. 4254 . a plait (of hair). Transliteration: machalaphah
Phonetic Spelling: (makh-law-faw') Short Definition: locks. ...
/hebrew/4253.htm - 6k

1803a. dallah -- hair, thrum
... hair, thrum. Transliteration: dallah Short Definition: locks. Word Origin from dalal
Definition hair, thrum NASB Word Usage flowing locks (1), loom (1). ...
/hebrew/1803a.htm - 5k

5145. nezer -- consecration, crown, Naziriteship
... Or nezer {nay'-zer}; from nazar; properly, something set apart, ie (abstractly)
dedication (of a priet or Nazirite); hence (concretely) unshorn locks; also (by ...
/hebrew/5145.htm - 6k

Library

His Head is as the Most Fine Gold, his Locks as the Clusters of ...
... CHAPTER V. 11. His head is as the most fine gold, his locks as the clusters
of the palm, black as a raven. By the locks covering ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/11 his head is as.htm

Ballad of Earl Haldan's Daughter
... It was Earl Haldan's daughter, She looked across the sea; She looked across the
water; And long and loud laughed she: 'The locks of six princesses Must be my ...
/.../kingsley/andromeda and other poems/ballad of earl haldans daughter.htm

Chapter v.
... is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love,
my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter v.htm

Against Men who Embellish Themselves.
... and effeminate, addicted to both kinds of venery, haters of hair, destitute of hair,
detesting the bloom of manliness, and adorning their locks like women. ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter iii against men who embellish.htm

Communion Again Broken --Restoration
... For My head is filled with dew,. My locks with the drops of the night. ... My head
is filled with dew,. My locks with the drops of the night. ...
/.../taylor/union and communion/section iv communion again brokenrestoration.htm

A Compendious view of the Christian Life.
... But let the chin have the hair. But let not twisted locks hang far down from the
head, gliding into womanish ringlets. For an ample beard suffices for men. ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter xi a compendious view of.htm

Thou Shalt not Steal.
... All these are far worse than sneak-thieves, against whom we can guard with locks
and bolts, or who, if apprehended, are treated in such a manner that they will ...
//christianbookshelf.org/luther/the large catechism/thou shalt not steal.htm

The Death of Samson.
... Three times he told her falsely, but at last he said that if the flowing
locks of his hair were removed his strength would depart. ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/the death of samson.htm

Intercession is Service.
... It goes directly, by the telegraphy of spirit, into men's hearts, quietly passes
through walls, and past locks unhindered, and comes into most direct touch ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on prayer/intercession is service.htm

Chapter iv.
... 1. Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within
thy locks; thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from mount Gilead.1 ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter iv.htm

Thesaurus
Locks (29 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia LOCKS. loks ((1) tsitsith, (2) pera'; (3)
machlaphah, (4) qewutstsah): See in general the article on HAIR. ...
/l/locks.htm - 18k

Lock (6 Occurrences)
... The Hebrews usually secured their doors by bars of wood or iron (Isaiah 45:2; 1
Kings 4:3). These were the locks originally used, and were opened and shut by ...
/l/lock.htm - 11k

Weaving (4 Occurrences)
... It would have been an easy matter for her to run in Samson's locks as strands of
the weft while he lay sleeping on the ground near the loom adjacent to rod ...
/w/weaving.htm - 17k

Rods (76 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Nehemiah 3:3 The sons of Hassenaah were the builders of the fish doorway;
they put its boards in place and put up its doors, with their locks and rods. ...
/r/rods.htm - 27k

Walled (63 Occurrences)
... them. (BBE). 2 Chronicles 8:5 And of Beth-horon the higher and the lower,
walled towns with walls and doorways and locks; (BBE). 2 ...
/w/walled.htm - 25k

Veil (67 Occurrences)
... (4) tsammah, the Revised Version (British and American) Songs 4:1, 3 (margin "locks"
(of hair)); 6:07; Isaiah 47:2, the King James Version "locks." The meaning ...
/v/veil.htm - 35k

Loom (3 Occurrences)
... lies. Tell me with what you might be bound." He said to her, "If you weave
the seven locks of my head with the web." (See NIV). Judges ...
/l/loom.htm - 8k

Wove (4 Occurrences)
... lies. Tell me with what you might be bound." He said to her, "If you weave
the seven locks of my head with the web." (See NIV). Judges ...
/w/wove.htm - 7k

Delilah (7 Occurrences)
... She made him sleep upon her knees, and then called the man who was waiting to help
her; who "cut off the seven locks of his head," and so his "strength went ...
/d/delilah.htm - 10k

Dung-gate (4 Occurrences)
... Nehemiah 3:13 The valley-gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they
built it, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars, and a thousand cubits ...
/d/dung-gate.htm - 8k

Concordance
Locks (29 Occurrences)

Numbers 6:5
"'All the days of his vow of separation there shall no razor come on his head, until the days are fulfilled, in which he separates himself to Yahweh. He shall be holy. He shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow long.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 3:5
All these towns had high walls round them with doors and locks; and in addition we took a great number of unwalled towns.
(BBE)

Deuteronomy 33:25
Your bars shall be iron and brass. As your days, so your strength will be.
(See NAS)

Judges 16:3
And Samson was there till the middle of the night; then he got up, and took a grip on the doors of the town, pulling them up, together with their two supports and their locks, and put them on his back and took them up to the top of the hill in front of Hebron.
(BBE)

Judges 16:14
So while he slept, Deli'lah took the seven locks of his head and wove them into the web. And she made them tight with the pin, and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he awoke from his sleep, and pulled away the pin, the loom, and the web.
(DBY NAS RSV)

Judges 16:19
She made him sleep on her knees; and she called for a man, and shaved off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Kings 4:13
... the son of Geber in Ramoth-gilead; he had the towns of Jair, the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, and the country of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great towns with walls and locks of brass.
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 8:5
And of Beth-horon the higher and the lower, walled towns with walls and doorways and locks;
(BBE)

2 Chronicles 14:7
He said to Judah, Let us make these towns, building walls round them with towers and doors and locks. The land is still ours, because we have been true to the Lord our God; we have been true to him and he has given us rest on every side. So they went on building and all went well for them.
(BBE)

Nehemiah 3:3
But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
(KJV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Nehemiah 3:6
Moreover the old gate repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, and the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
(KJV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Nehemiah 3:13
The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the dung gate.
(KJV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Nehemiah 3:14
But the dung gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
(KJV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Nehemiah 3:15
But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.
(KJV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Job 38:10
Ordering a fixed limit for it, with locks and doors;
(BBE)

Song of Songs 4:1
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
(KJV WBS)

Song of Songs 4:3
Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
(KJV WBS)

Song of Songs 5:2
I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Song of Songs 5:11
His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Song of Songs 6:7
As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.
(KJV WBS)

Song of Songs 7:5
Thy head upon thee is like Carmel, And the locks of thy head like purple; The king is fettered by thy ringlets!
(DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Isaiah 47:2
Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
(KJV WBS)

Jeremiah 49:31
Up! go against a nation which is living in comfort and without fear of danger, says the Lord, without doors or locks, living by themselves.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 51:30
Babylon's men of war have kept back from the fight, waiting in their strong places; their strength has given way, they have become like women: her houses have been put on fire, her locks are broken.
(BBE)

Lamentations 2:9
Her doors have gone down into the earth; he has sent destruction on her locks: her king and her princes are among the nations where the law is not; even her prophets have had no vision from the Lord.
(BBE)

Ezekiel 38:11
And you will say, I will go up to the land of small unwalled towns; I will go to those who are quiet, living, all of them, without fear of danger, without walls or locks or doors:
(BBE)

Ezekiel 44:20
Neither shall they shave their heads, nor allow their locks to grow long; they shall only cut off the hair of their heads.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Amos 1:5
And I will have the locks of the door of Damascus broken, and him who is seated in power cut off from the valley of Aven, and him in whose hand is the rod from the house of Eden; and the people of Aram will go away as prisoners into Kir, says the Lord.
(BBE)

Nahum 3:13
See, the people who are in you are women; the doorways of your land are wide open to your attackers: the locks of your doors have been burned away in the fire.
(BBE)

Subtopics

Locks

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