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Awl

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An instrument only referred to in connection with the custom of boring the ear of a slave (Exodus 21:6 ; Deuteronomy 15:17 ), in token of his volunteering perpetual service when he might be free. (Compare Psalm 40:6 ; Isaiah 50:5 ).


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Awl'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/a/awl.html. 1897.

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