Cord, Rope

See also Cord


Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian art shows rope being used as riggings of a ship, bowstrings, binding on prisoners, whips, etc.



חוּט, H2562, is a cord dyed scarlet (Josh 2:18) and is relatively small (Song of Solomon 4:3), as well as a heavy threefold (Eccl 4:12 RSV) cord.

אַגְמﯴן, H109, a “bulrush,” once indicates rope with which to lead an animal (Job 41:2).


Bibliography J. B. Pritchard, ANEP (1954), figs. 1, 7, 10, 298, 332; R. J. Forbes, Studies in Ancient Technology, IV (1956), 2-80.