Knop [S]

some architectural ornament.

  • Heb. kaphtor ( Exodus 25:31-36 ), occurring in the description of the candlestick. It was an ornamental swell beneath the cups of the candlestick, probably an imitation of the fruit of the almond.

  • Heb. peka'im, found only in 1 Kings 6:18 and 7:24 , an ornament resembling a small gourd or an egg, on the cedar wainscot in the temple and on the castings on the brim of the brazen sea.

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    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

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

  • Knop, [E]

    a word employed in the Authorized Version to translate two terms which refer to some architectural or ornamental object, but which have nothing in common.

    1. Caphtor . --This occurs in the description of the candlestick of the sacred tent in ( Exodus 25:31-36 ) and Exod 37:17-22
    2. The second term, Pekaim , is found only in ( 1 Kings 6:18 ) and 1Kin 7:24 The word no doubt signifies some globular thing resembling a small gourd or an egg, though as to the character of the ornament we are quite in the dark.
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Knop,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.



    In Exodus 25:31; 37:17 (kaphtor), part of the ornaments of the golden candlestick; in 1 Kings 6:18; 7:24 (peqa`im), gourd-like ornaments of the lining of Solomon's temple, and of the brazen sea (in 1 Kings 6:18, the Revised Version margin "gourds").


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