kor'-ner (miqtsoa`, pe'ah, pinnah; arche, gonia, akrogoniaios):

In Exodus 26:24; Ezekiel 41:22; 46:21,22, miqtsoa`, "angle" is translated "corner"; pe'ah, "side," "quarter" and pinnah "corner," "front," "chief," are more frequently so translated, e.g. Exodus 25:26; Leviticus 19:9; Jeremiah 9:26; 25:23; and Exodus 27:2; 1 Kings 7:34; Psalms 118:22; Isaiah 28:16 ("corner-stone"); Jeremiah 51:26. Other words are kanaph, "wing" (Isaiah 11:12; Ezekiel 7:2); katheph, "shoulder" (2 Kings 11:11 the King James Version, twice); pa`am, "foot" (Exodus 25:12 the King James Version); zawiyoth, "corner-stones" (Psalms 144:12; Zechariah 9:15, translated "corners"). For "corner" the Revised Version (British and American) has "side" (Exodus 36:25), "corner-stone" (Zechariah 10:4), also for "stay" (Isaiah 19:13); instead of "teacher removed into a corner" (Isaiah 30:20), "be hidden," "hide themselves"; for "corners" we have "feet" (Exodus 25:12; 1 Kings 7:30); "ribs" (Exodus 30:4; 37:27); for "divide into corners" (Nehemiah 9:22), "allot after their portions"; for "into corners" (Deuteronomy 32:26), "afar"; the words to Israel (Isaiah 41:9) "called thee from the chief men 'atsilim thereof" are rendered by the Revised Version (British and American) "called thee from the corners thereof" (of the earth).

In the New Testament we have gonia ("angle," "corner"), "in the corners of the streets" (Matthew 6:5), "the head of the corner" (Matthew 21:42), "the four corners of the earth" (Revelation 7:1; 20:8); arche ("a beginning") (Acts 10:11; 11:5); "chief corner stone" (Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6), is a translation of akrogoniaios ("at the extreme angle").

W. L. Walker

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

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