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Bench

BENCH

(qeresh):

Found only in English Versions of the Bible in Ezekiel 27:6, in the prophet's "lamentation over Tyre": "They have made thy benches of ivory inlaid in boxwood, from the isles of Kittim," where the word evidently stands for the "benches" of the boat whose "mast" (verse 5) and "oars" (verse 6) have just been described, in the vivid figs. of speech in which the city itself is pictured as a merchantship. Compare verse 8, "Thy wise men, O Tyre, were in thee, they were thy pilots."

See SEAT.


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