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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Hand-Breadth

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(Heb. טֵפִח, te'phach, or טֹפִח, to'phacch), the palm, used as a measure of four fingers, equal to about four inches (Exodus 25:25; Exodus 37:12; 1 Kings 7:26; 2 Chronicles 4:5; Ezekiel 40:5; Ezekiel 40:43; Jeremiah 52:21). In Psalms 39:5, the expression "Thou hast made my days palm- breadths," signifies very short.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Hand-Breadth'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/h/hand-breadth.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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