What is the Bible's View on Awls?
When we read the Bible, we encounter many different tools and objects that were used in ancient times. One of these objects is the awl. But what is an awl in the Bible, and what does the Bible have to say about it? Let's explore this topic further.
What is an Awl?
An awl is a pointed tool that is used to make holes in leather, wood, and other materials. In the Bible, awls were often made from bone or metal and were used for a variety of purposes.
Awls in the Old Testament
In the Old Testament, the use of awls is mentioned in several places. One of the most notable is in the book of Exodus, when God gives instructions for the construction of the tabernacle:
And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made: And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver. And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy. And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side. And thou shalt make a hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework. And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.