Tongs is the rendering, in the A.V., of two Heb. words:

1. מֶלקָחִיַם, melkacha yinr (1Ki 7:49; 2Ch 4:21; Isa 6:6'), or מִלקָחִיַם, malkachac yin (Ex 25:38; Ex 27:21 ["snuffers" ]; Nu 4:9), both from לָקִח, to take, and signifying prop. pincers, either for holding coals or for trimming a lamp, SEE SNUFFERS; and

2. מִעֲצָד, maatsad (Isa 44:12), an axe (q.v.) (as rendered in Jer 10:3), from עָצִד, to fell a tree.

Bible concordance for TONGS.

Definition of tongs

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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