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Knife: 1. Heb. hereb, "the waster," a. A sharp instrument for circumcision (Joshua 5:2,3) lit. "knives of flint;" comp. (Exodus 4:25) b. A razor (Ezekiel 5:1) c. A graving tool (Exodus 20:25) d. An axe (Ezekiel 26:9)

2. Heb. maakeleth, a large knife for slaughtering and cutting up food (Genesis 22:6,10; Proverbs 30:14)

3. Heb. sakkin, a knife for any purpose, a table knife (Proverbs 23:2)

4. Heb. mahalaph, a butcher's knife for slaughtering the victims offered in sacrifice (Ezra 1:9)

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.

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