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Yarn

yarn ((mikveh) a stringing together)
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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Found only in 1 Kings 10:28 , 2 Chronicles 1:16. The Hebrew word mikveh, i.e., "a stringing together," so rendered, rather signifies a host, or company, or a string of horses. The Authorized Version has: "And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price;" but the Revised Version correctly renders: "And the horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price."

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Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

The notice of yarn is contained in an extremely obscure passage in ( 1 Kings 10:28 , 2 Chronicles 1:16 ) The Hebrew Received Text is questionable. Gesenius gives the sense of "number" as applying equally to the merchants and the horses: "A band of the kings merchants bought a drove (of horses) at a price."

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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

yarn.

See LINEN; SPINNING; WEAVING.



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