(1) rachath, is a wooden shovel used on the threshing-floor for winnowing the grain (Isaiah 30:24).

(2) ya`, is used in various passages to indicate some instrument employed to carry away ashes from the altar (Exodus 27:3; 38:3; Numbers 4:14; 1 Kings 7:40,45; 2 Kings 25:14; 2 Chronicles 4:11,16; Jeremiah 52:18). It was very likely a small shovel like those used in connection with modern fireplaces for cleaning away the ashes (compare Hebrew ya`ah, "to sweep away") or for carrying live coals to start a new fire.

(3) yathedh (Deuteronomy 23:13 the Revised Version margin)

James A. Patch

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