Shaft appears in a few. passages of the A.V. in two senses as the rendering of
(a) חֵוֹ, chets (Isa 49:2), an arrow (as often elsewhere);
(b) יָרֵך, yarek, properly a thigh (as often); hence the shank of the golden candelabrum in the Tabernacle, where the stem (קָנֶה) separated into the three feet (Ex 25:31; Ex 37:17; Nu 8:4). SEE CANDLESTICK.