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Hook Hooks

Hook, Hooks. Various kinds of hooks are noticed in the Bible, of which the following are the most important:

1. Fishing hooks. Job 41:2; Isa. 19:8; Hab. 1:15. 2. A ring, such as in our country is placed through the nose of a bull, and similarly used in the East for leading about lions—Ezek. 19:4, where the Authorized Version has “with chains”—camels and other animals. Called “thorn” in Job 41:2. A similar method was adopted for leading prisoners. 2 Chron. 33:11. 3. The hooks of the pillars of the tabernacle. Ex. 26:32, 37; 27:10ff.; 38:13ff. 4. A vinedresser’s pruning-hook. Isa. 2:4; 18:5; Micah 4:3; Joel 3:10. 5. A flesh-hook for getting up the joints of meat out of the boiling-pot. Ex. 27:3; 1 Sam. 2:13, 14. 6. Probably “hooks” used for the purpose of hanging up animals to flay them. Ezek. 40:43.