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Carving [NAVE]

Woodwork of the temple was decorated with carvings of flowers, cherubim, and palm trees, 1 Kin. 6:18, 29, 32, 35; Psa. 74:6.
Beds decorated with, Prov. 7:16.
Idols manufactured by, Deut. 7:5; Isa. 44:9-17; 45:20; Hab. 2:18, 19.
Persons skilled in: Bezaleel, Ex. 31:5; Hiram, 1 Kin. 7:13-51; 2 Chr. 2:13, 14.
See: Carpentry.


The arts of carving and engraving were much in request in the construction of both the tabernacle and the temple. (Exodus 31:5; 35:33; 1 Kings 6:18,35; Psalms 74:6) as well as in the ornamentation of the priestly dresses. (Exodus 28:9-36; 2 Chronicles 2:7,14; Zechariah 3:9)


CARVING - karv'-ing: Carving, or engraving, was extensively used among the peoples of Bible lands. There were no materials used in the arts which were not subjected to the graver's skill. Carved objects of wood, stone, ivory, clay, bronze, gold, silver and glass discovered today show how skillful the ancient carvers were. Carving was principally done in bas-relief, although Ex 28:11 shows that incised lines were also used. The signets and scarabs are examples of this class of carving. Several Hebrew words have been translated "carved" in the King James Version. Pecel or pecil is found in Jdg 18:18; 2 Ch 33:7,22; 34:3,1; chaqah in 1 Ki 6:35. The translation "graven" appears in the Revised Version (British and American) of all these passages. In 1 Ki 6:29,32,35, qala appears; in 1 Ki 6:18,32, miqla`ath; in 1 Ki 6:29 and Ps 74:6, pittuach; in Ex 31:5; 35:33, charosheth (see CARPENTER); chaTubhah in Prov 7:16 is better translated "striped" as in the Revised Version (British and American). For further notes on carving, see CRAFTS.

James A. Patch

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