The term "stocks" is applied in the Authorized Version to two different articles one of which answers rather to our pillory, inasmuch as the body was placed in a bent position, by the confinement of the neck and arms as well as the legs while the other answers to our "stocks," the feet alone being confined in it.What is the meaning of stocks?
Stocks An instrument of confinement for punishment. Some devices confined only the feet, while others kept the body in a distorted position, perhaps confining feet, hands, and neck. — Jer 20:2; Ac 16:24.What is a leg stock?
Stocks are a fastening device similar to the modern equivalent of hand cuffs, but are fixed in position. Leg stocks would go around the prisoner's ankles such that they can not remove their feet and thus can not move from their position.What does the Bible say about stocks and leg irons?
In Acts 16:24, it states: Receiving such orders, he threw them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. ( NET) Having received these orders, he put them into the inner cell and fastened their feet in leg irons. ( ISV) What are the stocks or leg irons that these refer to? Show activity on this post.