The arts of engraving and carving were much practised among the Jews. They were practised in connection with the construction of the tabernacle and the temple ( Exodus 31:2 Exodus 31:5 ; 35:33 ; 1 Kings 6:18 1 Kings 6:35 ; Psalms 74:6 ), as well as in the ornamentation of the priestly dresses ( Exodus 28:9-36 ; Zechariah 3:9 ; 2 Chr Zechariah 2:7 Zechariah 2:14 ). ( Isaiah 44:13-17 ) gives a minute description of the process of carving idols of wood.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Carve". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".