( Hosea 10:7 ), the rendering of ketseph , which properly means twigs or splinters (as rendered in the LXX. and marg. RSV). The expression in Hosea may therefore be read, "as a chip on the face of the water," denoting the helplessness of the piece of wood as compared with the irresistable current.
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 Foam". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".