Mattock [N] [S] Heb. ma'eder, an instrument for dressing or pruning a vineyard ( Isaiah 7:25 ); a weeding-hoe.
Heb. mahareshah ( 1 Samuel 13:1 ), perhaps the ploughshare or coulter.
Heb. herebh, marg. of text ( 2 Chronicles 34:6 ). Authorized Version, "with their mattocks," marg. "mauls." The Revised Version renders "in their ruins," marg. "with their axes." The Hebrew text is probably corrupt.
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Mattock". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .