The practice of impressing deeply in metal, clay tablets, or stone with an iron tool or stylus. The OT mentions an engraver who did work for the Temple (2Chr 2:7
), one Huramabi by name (2Chr 2:13-14
), but the OT also contains a prohibition against making graven images (Exod 20:4
). Engraving was done on a gold plate for Aaron’s turban with the inscription “Holy to the Lord” (Exod 28:36
; Exod 39:30
). On bronze stands in the Temple cherubim, lions, palm trees, and wreaths were engraved (1Kgs 7:36
; 2Chr 3:7
). (Isa 8:1
) mentions clay tablets, and (Jer 17:1
) engraving with a pen of iron with a diamond point. (Exod 28:9
, Exod 28:11
) and (Exod 39:6
, Exod 39:14
) refer to two onyx stones with six Israelite tribal names incised on each. (Job 19:24
) mentions an incised tablet with lead-filled letters. (Zech 3:9
) speaks of a seven-faceted stone engraved with an inscription.
7So now send me an artisan skilled to work in gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and in purple, crimson, and blue fabrics, trained also in engraving, to join the s ... View more
13“I have dispatched Huram-abi, a skilled artisan, endowed with understanding,14the son of one of the Danite women, his father a Tyrian. He is trained to work i ... View more
4You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water unde ... View more
36You shall make a rosette of pure gold, and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet, “Holy to the Lord.”
30They made the rosette of the holy diadem of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription, like the engraving of a signet, “Holy to the Lord.”
36On the surfaces of its stays and on its borders he carved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, where each had space, with wreaths all around.
7So he lined the house with gold—its beams, its thresholds, its walls, and its doors; and he carved cherubim on the walls.
Isaiah's Son a Sign of the Assyrian Invasion
1Then the Lord said to me, Take a large tablet and write on it in common characters, “Belonging to Maher-shalal-has ... View more
Judah's Sin and Punishment
1The sin of Judah is written with an iron pen; with a diamond point it is engraved on the tablet of their hearts, and on the horns of ... View more
9You shall take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel,
11As a gem-cutter engraves signets, so you shall engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel; you shall mount them in settings of gold filigree.
6The onyx stones were prepared, enclosed in settings of gold filigree and engraved like the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the sons of Israel ... View more
14There were twelve stones with names corresponding to the names of the sons of Israel; they were like signets, each engraved with its name, for the twelve trib ... View more
24O that with an iron pen and with lead
they were engraved on a rock forever!
9For on the stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with seven facets, I will engrave its inscription, says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove ... View more