|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.
2. (v. t.) To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
3. (v. t.) To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
4. (v. t.) To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock.
5. (v. t.) To deal with; to make a business of.
6. (v. t.) To treat; to use, well or ill.
7. (v. t.) To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
8. (v. t.) To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.
9. (v. i.) To use the hands.
10. (n.) That part of vessels, instruments, etc., which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.
11. (n.) That of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
han'-d'-l (kaph): The noun occurs once in Songs 5:5, "handles of the bolt" (the King James Version "lock"). The verb "handle" represents several Hebrew ('achaz, mashakh, taphas, etc.) and Greek (thiggano, Colossians 2:21; pselaphao, Luke 24:39 1 John 1:1) words in the King James Version, but is also sometimes substituted in the Revised Version (British and American) for other renderings in the King James Version, as in Songs 3:8 for "hold"; in Luke 20:11, "handled shamefully," for "entreated shamefully"; in 2 Timothy 2:15, "handling aright," for "rightly dividing," etc.
Handle (19 Occurrences)
Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Colossians 2:21 "Don't handle, nor taste, nor touch" (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (Root in KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Genesis 4:21 His brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Exodus 18:18 Your strength and that of the people will be completely used up: this work is more than you are able to do by yourself. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 19:5 as when a man goes into the forest with his neighbor to chop wood, and his hand fetches a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the handle, and lights on his neighbor, so that he dies; he shall flee to one of these cities and live: (WEB DBY NAS RSV)
Judges 3:22 and the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed on the blade, for he didn't draw the sword out of his body; and it came out behind. (See NAS NIV)
Judges 5:14 Those whose root is in Amalek came out of Ephraim, after you, Benjamin, among your peoples. Governors come down out of Machir. Those who handle the marshal's staff came out of Zebulun. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
2 Samuel 24:9 Joab gave up the sum of the numbering of the people to the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 5:18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skillful in war, were forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty, that were able to go forth to war. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 8:40 The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, archers, and had many sons, and sons' sons, one hundred fifty. All these were of the sons of Benjamin. (See NIV)
1 Chronicles 12:8 Of the Gadites there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes on the mountains; (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS NIV)
1 Chronicles 21:5 Joab gave up the sum of the numbering of the people to David. All those of Israel were one million one hundred thousand men who drew sword: and in Judah were four hundred seventy thousand men who drew sword. (See NIV)
2 Chronicles 25:5 Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and ordered them according to their fathers' houses, under captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, even all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and upward, and found them three hundred thousand chosen men, able to go forth to war, who could handle spear and shield. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 115:7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Song of Songs 3:8 They all handle the sword, and are expert in war. Every man has his sword on his thigh, because of fear in the night. (WEB JPS ASV)
Jeremiah 2:8 The priests didn't say, Where is Yahweh? and those who handle the law didn't know me: the rulers also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 46:9 Go up, you horses; and rage, you chariots; and let the mighty men go forth: Cush and Put, who handle the shield; and the Ludim, who handle and bend the bow. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 27:29 All who handled the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships; they shall stand on the land, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)