There are five words in Hebrew used to indicate what may be held in the hand, either closed or open.
(1) chophen, chophnayim. The fist or closed hand occurs in the dual in Exodus 9:8, where it signifies what can be taken in the two hands conjoined, a double handful.
(3) `amir, "sheaf or bundle." It signifies the quantity of grain a gleaner may gather in his hand (Jeremiah 9:22 (Hebrew 21)).
(6) piccah (Psalms 72:16) is rendered "handful" by the King James Version, but is properly "abundance" as in the Revised Version (British and American).
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