ATS Bible DictionaryTile
A broad and thin brick, usually made of fine clay, and hardened in the fire. Such tiles were very common in the region of the Euphrates and Tigris, (See BABYLON,) and offered to the exiled prophet Ezekiel the most natural and obvious means of depicting the siege of Jerusalem, Ezekiel 4:1. Great numbers of similar rude sketches of places, as well as of animals and men, are found on the tiles recently exhumed from the ancient mounds of Assyria, interspersed among the wedge-shaped inscriptions with which one side of the tile is usually crowded. At Nineveh Layard found a large chamber stored full of such inscribed tiles, like a collection of historical archives, Ezra 6:1. They are usually about a foot square, and three inches thick.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaTILE; TILING
til, til'-ing (lebhenah, "brick" Ezekiel 4:1; keramos, "potter's clay," "a tile," Luke 5:19).
See EZEKIEL, II, 1, (2); HOUSE, II, 1, (10).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.
) To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile a Masonic lodge.
2. (n.) A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for ornamental mantel works.
3. (n.) A small slab of marble or other material used for flooring.
4. (n.) A plate of metal used for roofing.
5. (n.) A small, flat piece of dried earth or earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are fused.
6. (n.) A draintile.
7. (n.) A stiff hat.
8. (v. t.) To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house.
9. (v. t.) Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles.
Strong's Hebrew3843. lebenah -- brick, tile...
<< 3842, 3843. lebenah. 3844 >>. brick, tile
. Transliteration: lebenah Phonetic
Spelling: (leb-ay-naw') Short Definition: bricks. ...
altar of brick, tile
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2777. charsuth -- potsherd
... east. From cherec (apparently in the sense of a red tile used for scraping); a potsherd,
ie (by implication) a pottery; the name of a gate at Jerusalem -- east. ...
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5508. sochereth -- a stone (used in paving)
... black marble. Similar to cocherah; probably a (black) tile (or tessara) for laying
borders with -- black marble. see HEBREW cocherah. << 5507, 5508. ...
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