in use among the Hebrews for fishing, hunting, and fowling. The fishing-net was probably constructed after the form of that used by the Egyptians ( Isaiah 19:8 ). There were three kinds of nets.
The fowling-nets were (1) the trap, consisting of a net spread over a frame, and supported by a stick in such a way that it fell with the slightest touch ( Amos 3:5 , "gin;" Psalms 69:22 ; Job 18:9 ; Eccl 9:12 ). (2) The snare, consisting of a cord to catch birds by the leg ( Job 18:10 ; Psalms 18:5 ; 116:3 ; 140:5 ).
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
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Net". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".