Awl

Awl [N] [S]

an instrument only referred to in connection with the custom of boring the ear of a slave ( Exodus 21:6 ; Deuteronomy 15:17 ), in token of his volunteering perpetual service when he might be free. (Compare Psalms 40:6 ; Isaiah 50:5 ).

These dictionary topics are from
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 Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Awl". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Awl, [N] [E]

a tool of which we do not know the ancient form. The only notice of it is in connection with the custom of boring the ear of the slave. ( Exodus 21:6 ; 15:17 )


[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 Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Awl,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

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"Bore his ear through with an awl" (Exodus 21:6; Deuteronomy 15:17). The ear was pierced as being the organ of hearing, thus signifying the servant's promise of obedience. See BORE.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'AWL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.