Knife: 1. Heb. hereb, "the waster,"
a. A sharp instrument for circumcision
(Joshua 5:2,3) lit. "knives
of flint;" comp.
b. A razor
c. A graving tool
d. An axe
2. Heb. maakeleth, a large knife for slaughtering and cutting up
(Genesis 22:6,10; Proverbs 30:14)
3. Heb. sakkin, a knife for any purpose, a table knife
4. Heb. mahalaph, a butcher's knife for slaughtering the victims
offered in sacrifice
5. Smaller knives (Heb. ta'ar,)
(Jeremiah 36:23) were used for sharpening
pens. The pruning-knives mentioned in
(Isaiah 18:5) (Heb. mizmaroth)
were probably curved knives.