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Holman Bible Dictionary

Benches

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KJV translation for the planks of a ship's deck (Ezekiel 27:6 ). Modern translations give the wood of the deck variously: boxwood (NAS); pine (NRSV, TEV), or cypress (NIV, REB). These translations understand the deck to be inlaid with ivory rather than made of ivory as the KJV suggests.


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Benches'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/b/benches.html. 1991.

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