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chapiter

the ornamental head or capital of a pillar

Three Hebrew words are so translated:

  1. Cothereth (1 Kings 7:16; 2 Kings 25:17; 2 Chr. 4:12), meaning a “diadem” or “crown

  2. Tzepheth (2 Chr. 3:15)

  3. Rosh (Ex. 36:38; 38:17, 19, 28), properly a “head” or “top”