Tow [N]

( Judges 16:9 ). See FLAX .

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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.

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


The short fibers of the flax plant.

Now there were men lying in wait, abiding with her in the chamber. And she said unto him, the Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the withs, as a thread of TOW is broken when it toucheth the fire. So his strength was not known. ( Judges 16:9 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Tow'". A King James Dictionary.


to (ne`oreth (Judges 16:9; Isaiah 1:31)):

The coarser part of flax, with short threads, used as an example of easily inflammable material. Also Isaiah 43:17 the King James Version for pishtah, the usual word for "flax" (so the English Revised Version), here as used for a wick (so the American Standard Revised Version, the English Revised Version margin).

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