sinew

sinew

A word that in biblical usage appears to cover a variety of anatomical elements, including tendons, ligaments, and possibly muscle and other tissues. In (Gen 32:32) it may even refer to nerve tissue. It is used figuratively in (Isa 48:4) for stubbornness. In (Job 10:11 and (Ezek 37:6), Ezek 37:8) the actual connective human tissues seem to be involved. “The sinews of his thighs” in (Job 40:17) in the description of an animal in sexual arousal or anger may refer to the penis or related organs.

Gen 32:32

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Isa 48:4

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Job 10:11

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Ezek 37:6

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Ezek 37:8

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Job 40:17

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