Penknife (תִּעִר הִסֹּפֶר, tdar has-sopher, Jer 36:23). The translation of this phrase by "penknife," is substantially correct, but a more literal rendering, "the scrivener's knife," would have been preferable; this was used to sharpen the point of the writing-reed. SEE KNIFE; SEE WRITING.

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