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Kiss Of affection (Gen 27:26, Gen 27:27; Gen 29:13; Luk 7:38, Luk 7:45); reconciliation (Gen 33:4; Sa2 14:33); leave-taking (Gen 31:28, Gen 31:55; Rut 1:14; Sa2 19:39); homage (Psa 2:12; Sa1 10:1); spoken of as between parents and children (Gen 27:26; Gen 31:28, Gen 31:55; Gen 48:10; Gen 50:1; Exo 18:7; Rut 1:9, Rut 1:14); between male relatives (Gen 29:13; Gen 33:4; Gen 45:15). It accompanied social worship as a symbol of brotherly love (Rom 16:16; Co1 16:20; Co2 13:12; Th1 5:26; Pe1 5:14). The worship of idols was by kissing the image or the hand toward the image (Kg1 19:18; Hos 13:2).

Kite An unclean and keen-sighted bird of prey (Lev 11:14; Deu 14:13). The Hebrew word used, 'ayet , is rendered "vulture" in Job 28:7 in Authorized Version, "falcon" in Revised Version. It is probably the red kite (Milvus regalis), a bird of piercing sight and of soaring habits found all over Palestine.

Kithlish A man's wall, a town in the plain of Judah (Jos 15:40). It has been identified with Jelameh.

Kitron Knotty, a city of Zebulun (Jdg 1:30), called also Kattath (Jos 19:15); supposed to be "Cana of Galilee."

Kittim (Gen 10:4). (See CHITTIM.)

Knead To prepare dough in the process of baking (Gen 18:6; Sa1 28:24; Hos 7:4).

Kneading-trough The vessel in which the dough, after being mixed and leavened, was left to swell or ferment (Exo 8:3; Exo 12:34; Deu 28:5, Deu 28:7). The dough in the vessels at the time of the Exodus was still unleavened, because the people were compelled to withdraw in haste.

Knife (1.) Heb. hereb , "the waster," a sharp instrument for circumcision (Jos 5:2, Jos 5:3, lit. "knives of flint;" compare Exo 4:25); a razor (Eze 5:1); a graving tool (Exo 20:25); an axe (Eze 26:9). (2.) Heb. maakeleth , a large knife for slaughtering and cutting up food (Gen 22:6, Gen 22:10; Pro 30:14). (3.) Heb. sakkin , a knife for any purpose, a table knife (Pro 23:2). (4.) Heb. mahalaph , a butcher's knife for slaughtering the victims offered in sacrifice (Ezr 1:9). (5.) Smaller knives (Heb. ta'ar , Jer 36:26) were used for sharpening pens. The pruning-knives mentioned in Isa 18:5 (Heb. mizmaroth ) were probably curved knives.

Knock "Though Orientals are very jealous of their privacy, they never knock when about to enter your room, but walk in without warning or ceremony. It is nearly impossible to teach an Arab servant to knock at your door. They give warning at the outer gate either by calling or knocking. To stand and call is a very common and respectful mode. Thus Moses commanded the holder of a pledge to stand without and call to the owner to come forth (Deu 24:10). This was to avoid the violent intrusion of cruel creditors. Peter stood knocking at the outer door (Act 12:13, Act 12:16), and the three men sent to Joppa by Cornelius made inquiry and 'stood before the gate' (Act 10:17, Act 10:18). The idea is that the guard over your privacy is to be placed at the entrance." Knocking is used as a sign of importunity (Mat 7:7, Mat 7:8; Luk 13:25), and of the coming of Christ (Luk 12:36; Rev 3:20).

Knop Some architectural ornament. (1.) Heb. kaphtor (Exo 25:31), occurring in the description of the candlestick. It was an ornamental swell beneath the cups of the candlestick, probably an imitation of the fruit of the almond. (2.) Heb. peka'im , found only in Kg1 6:18 and Kg1 7:24, an ornament resembling a small gourd or an egg, on the cedar wainscot in the temple and on the castings on the brim of the brazen sea.