|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carve.
2. (n.) The act or art of one who carves.
3. (n.) A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material.
4. (n.) The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the 15th century.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
karv'-ing: Carving, or engraving, was extensively used among the peoples of Bible lands. There were no materials used in the arts which were not subjected to the graver's skill. Carved objects of wood, stone, ivory, clay, bronze, gold, silver and glass discovered today show how skillful the ancient carvers were. Carving was principally done in bas-relief, although Exodus 28:11 shows that incised lines were also used. The signets and scarabs are examples of this class of carving. Several Hebrew words have been translated "carved" in the King James Version. Pecel or pecil is found in Judges 18:18 2 Chronicles 33:7, 22; 2 Chronicles 34:3, 1; chaqah in 1 Kings 6:35. The translation "graven" appears in the Revised Version (British and American) of all these passages. In 1 Kings 6:29, 32, 35, qala appears; in 1 Kings 6:18, 32, miqla`ath; in 1 Kings 6:29 and Psalm 74:6, pittuach; in Exodus 31:5; Exodus 35:33, charosheth (see CARPENTER); chaTubhah in Proverbs 7:16 is better translated "striped" as in the Revised Version (British and American). For further notes on carving, see CRAFTS.
James A. Patch
Carving (5 Occurrences)
Exodus 31:5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Exodus 35:33 in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of skillful workmanship. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
2 Chronicles 2:7 And now send me a man skilful to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze, and in iron, and in purple and crimson and blue, and experienced in carving, besides the skilful men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father provided. (DBY)
Isaiah 44:13 He hath wrought 'with' wood, He hath stretched out a rule, He doth mark it out with a line, He maketh it with carving tools, And with a compass he marketh it out, And maketh it according to the form of a man, According to the beauty of a man, To remain in the house. (YLT)
Isaiah 45:16 They have been ashamed, And they have even blushed -- all of them, Together gone in confusion have those carving images. (YLT)