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Mattock

(1.) Hebrew: ma'eder, an instrument for dressing or pruning a vineyard (Isa. 7:25); a weeding-hoe.

(2.) Hebrew: mahareshah (1 Sam. 13:1), perhaps the ploughshare or coulter.

(3.) Hebrew: herebh, marginal note of text (2 Chr. 34:6). Authorized Version, “with their mattocks,” marginal note “mauls.” The Revised Version renders “in their ruins,” marginal note “with their axes.” The Hebrew text is probably corrupt.