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Hock

Hock

To disable by cutting a leg muscle.

And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them: for to morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: thou shalt HOCK their horses, and burn their chariots with fire. ( Joshua 11:6 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

Bibliography Information

"Entry for 'Hock'". A King James Dictionary.

HOCK

(`aqar, "to root out"):

To hamstring, i.e. to render useless by cutting the tendons of the hock (in the King James Version and the English Revised Version "hough"). "In their selfwill they hocked an ox" (Genesis 49:6, the King James Version "digged down a wall"), in their destructiveness maiming those which they could not carry off: See also Joshua 11:6,9; 2 Samuel 8:4.


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