Withes, Withs, Green


withs, (yetharim lachim, margin "new bowstrings," the King James Version margin "new (moist) cords" (Judges 16:7); Septuagint neura hugra):

The material with which Samson was bound by Delilah (Judges 16:8) was probably some moist "gut" such as was used for bowstrings. Compare metharim, "bowstrings" (Psalms 21:12; yether, Job 30:11; Psalms 11:2); lahim, translated "green," means "fresh," "sappy" or "moist."

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