Glossary: Knees/Between The Knees

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The place of birth (definition is probably broader)


  • Children are said to be born upon the knees.

Genesis 30:3 (KJV) And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.

Job 3:11-12 (LSV) Why do I not die from the womb? I have come forth from the belly and gasp! 12 Why have knees been before me? And what [are] breasts, that I suck?

Genesis 50:23 (KJV) And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph’s knees.

Isaiah 66:12 (KJV) For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne [lit. carried] upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

  • Also, between the feet.

Deuteronomy 28:57 (KJV) And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.

Genesis 49:10 (KJV) The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet [referring to Judah’s offspring], until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

  • Also, because the temple of Solomon resembles a pregnant woman lying on her back (the Holy of Holies being the head behind a veil, the Holy Place being the belly). The pillars are exactly where the legs would be on a human body. In particular, there are pomegranates on top of the pillars. So the fruit is right on top of where the knees would be.

1 Kings 7:20 (KJV) And the chapiters [the cap on pillars] upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.

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