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Helve

HELVE

helv (`ets "wood," "tree"):

The handle or wooden part of an ax. "The head (margin "iron") slippeth from the helve" (margin "tree," Deuteronomy 19:5). The marginal reading suggests that "the ax is supposed to glance off the tree it is working on."


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