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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3489 - יָתֵד
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
יָתֵד const. יְתַד, plur. יְתֵדוֹת, m. Ezekiel 15:3, f. Isaiah 22:25; Deuteronomy 23:14.
(1) a pin, a nail, which is fixed into a wall, Ezekiel 15:3 Isa. loc. cit.; specially a pin of a tent, Exodus 27:19, 35:18 38:31 Judges 4:21, 22 Judges 4:22. To drive in a pin or nail, is in Hebrew (as in Arabic, see Vit. Tim. i. p. 134, 228, edit. Manger.), an image of a firm and stable abode, Isaiah 22:23 in which sense יָתֵד is used Ezra 9:8 comp. גָּדֵר verse Ezra 9:9, and the roots נָטַע, נָתַשׁ. Also, a nail or pin is used metaphorically of a prince, from whom the care of the whole state hangs as it were, Zechariah 10:4 the same person is also called פִּנָּה or corner stone, on whom the state is builded.
(2) a spade, paddle, Deuteronomy 23:14. יְתַד־הָאֶרֶג Judges 16:14, a weaver’s spatha. [In Thesaur. this last passage is not put under this head.]
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