In the King James Version the word (singular and plural) represents a large number of different Hebrew words, many of which have more or less the same significance, e.g. piece of meat or flesh (Genesis 15:10; 2 Samuel 6:19; Ezekiel 24:4); of bread or cake (1 Samuel 2:36; 30:12; Jeremiah 37:21); of ground or land (2 Samuel 23:11); of wall (Nehemiah 3:11,19); of an ear (Amos 3:12); of cloth or garment (1 Kings 11:30); of millstone (Judges 9:53). It is used frequently in paraphrastic renderings of various Hebrew verbs: "break," "tear," "cut," etc., in pieces (Genesis 44:28, etc.).

In the New Testament "piece" renders epiblema, "piece" or "patch of cloth" (Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21; Luke 5:36). It is also found in paraphrastic renderings--broken in pieces (Mark 5:4), pulled in pieces (Acts 23:10).

T. Lewis

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