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Awl

Awl [EBD]

an instrument only referred to in connection with the custom of boring the ear of a slave (Ex. 21:6; Deut. 15:17), in token of his volunteering perpetual service when he might be free. (Comp. Ps. 40:6; Isa. 50:5).

Awl [NAVE]

AWL, a tool, Ex. 21:6; Deut. 15:17.

AWL [SMITH]

a tool of which we do not know the ancient form. The only notice of it is in connection with the custom of boring the ear of the slave. (Exodus 21:6; 15:17)

AWL [ISBE]

AWL - ol martsea`: "Bore his ear through with an awl" (Ex 21:6; Dt 15:17). The ear was pierced as being the organ of hearing, thus signifying the servant's promise of obedience.

See BORE.


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