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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Jaw

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(usually and properly לְחַי, lechi', rendered also "jaw-bone;"' once

מִלְקוֹחַים, mcikochin', "jaws," Psalms 22:15, elsewhere "prey;" also מְתִלְּעוֹת, methalleoth'," "jaws,"' Job 29:17 : "jaw teeth," Proverbs 30:14; "cheek teeth," Joel 1:6). The denuded jaw-bone of an ass afforded Samson (q.v.) a not unsuitable weapon (see Seifferheld, De maxilla asini, Tü bing. 1716) for the great carnage which he once effected (Judges 15:15). (See LEHI).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Jaw'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/j/jaw.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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