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Mason

Mason [N]

an artificer in stone. The Tyrians seem to have been specially skilled in architecture ( 1 Kings 5:17 1 Kings 5:18 ; 2 Sam 5:11 ). This art the Hebrews no doubt learned in Egypt ( Exodus 1:11 Exodus 1:14 ), where ruins of temples and palaces fill the traveller with wonder at the present day.

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

Bibliography Information

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

MASON

ma'-s'n:

The translation of 4 Hebrew words:

(1) charash 'ebhen, "graver of stone" (2 Samuel 5:11);

(2) (3) gadhar (2 Kings 12:12), charash qur (1 Chronicles 14:1), "maker of a wall (or hedge)";

(4) chatsabh, "a hewer or digger (of stones)" (1 Chronicles 22:2; Ezra 3:7).

Lebanon still supplies the greater number of skilled masons to Palestine and Syria (see 2 Samuel 5:11), those of Shweir being in special repute.

See CRAFTS, II, 8; also ARCHITECTURE; BUILDING; GEBAL; HOUSE.


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