Nail. [N] [E]
- Of finger. (a) A nail or claw of man or animal. (b) A point or style e.g. for writing; see ( Jeremiah 17:1 )
- (a) A nail, ( Isaiah 11:7 ) a stake, ( Isaiah 33:20 ) also a tent-peg. Tent-pegs were usually of wood and of large size; but some times, as was the case with those used to fasten the curtains of the tabernacle of metal. ( Exodus 27:19 ; 38:20 ) (b) A nail, primarily a point. We are told that David prepared iron for the nails to be used in the temple; and as the holy of holies was plated with gold, the nails for fastening the plates were probably of gold.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Nail'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.