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Armies


1. Antiquity of. Ge 14:1-8.

2. Ancient, often numerous. Jos 11:4; 1Sa 13:5.

3. Of different nations often confederated. Jos 9:2; 10:5; Jdj 3:13; 1Ki 20:1.

4. Troops often hired for. 1Ch 19:7; 2Ch 25:6.

5. Were composed of

a. Bowmen and slingers. 1Ch 12:2; Jer 4:29.

b. Spearmen or heavy troops. Ps 68:30; Ac 23:23.

c. Cavalry. Ex 14:9; 1Ki 20:20.

d. War chariots. Jos 17:16; Jdj 4:3.

6. Often consisted of the whole effective strength of nations. Nu 21:23; 1Sa 29:1.

7. Furnished with standards. Song 6:4; Isa 10:18; Jer 4:21.

8. Accompanied by beasts of burden and wagons for baggage. Jdj 7:12; 2Ki 7:7; Eze 23:2.

9. Generally in three divisions. Ge 14:15; Job 1:17.

10. Were led by

a. Kings in person. 2Ki 18:13; 25:1.

b. Experienced captains. 2Ki 18:17,24.

11. Called the

a. Wings of a nation. Isa 8:8; Jer 48:40.

b. Power of Kings. 2Ch 32:9.

c. Hosts. Jos 10:5; Jdj 8:10.

d. Bands. 2Ki 24:2; 1Ch 7:4.

12. Began their campaigns in the spring. 2Sa 11:1.

13. Often went on foreign service. Jer 5:15; 50:3.

14. Marched

a. Often in open line. Hab 1:6,8.

b. With order and precision. Isa 5:27; Joe 2:7,8.

c. With rapidity. Jer 48:40; Hab 1:8.

d. With noise and tumult. Isa 17:12,13; Joe 2:5.

15. Employed in

a. Fighting battles. 1Sa 17:2,3; 1Ch 19:17.

b. Besieging cities. De 20:12; Isa 29:3.

c. Assaulting cities. Jos 7:3,4; Jdj 9:45.

16. Often surprised their enemies. Jos 8:2; 2Ch 13:15; Jer 51:12.

17. Commenced battles with a shout. 1Sa 17:20; 2Ch 13:15; Jer 51:14.

18. Toil and fatigue often endured by. Eze 29:18.

19. Divided the spoil. Ex 15:9; Zec 14:1.

20. Sent out foraging parties. 2Ki 5:2.

21. Exercised savage cruelties on the vanquished. Jer 50:42; La 5:11-13; Am 1:13.

22. Frequently the instrument of God’s vengeance. Isa 13:5.

23. In latter ages received pay. Lu 3:14; 1Co 9:7.

24. Encamped

a. In the open fields. 2Sa 11:11; 1Ch 11:15.

b. Before cities. Jos 10:5; 1Sa 11:1.

25. Fear occasioned by. Nu 22:3; Jer 6:25.

26. Devastation occasioned by. Isa 37:18; Jer 5:17.

27. Often destroyed by

a. Their enemies. Ex 17:13; Jos 10:10,20; Jdj 11:33; 2Sa 18:7; 1Ki 20:21.

b. Themselves through divine intervention. Jdj 7:22; 1Sa 14:15,16; 2Ch 20:23.

c. Supernatural means. Jos 10:11; 2Ki 19:35.

d. Brought their idols with them. 1Ch 14:12.

28. Compared to

a. Whirlwinds. Jer 25:32.

b. Waters of a river. Isa 8:7.

c. Caterpillars. Jer 51:14,27.

d. Grasshoppers. Jdj 6:3-5; 7:12.

e. Locusts. Isa 33:4; Re 9:3,7.

f. Flies. Isa 7:18,19.

g. Clouds. Eze 38:9-16.

h. Overflowing torrents. Isa 28:2; Da 11:10,26.

29. Illustrative of

a. Multitudes of angels. 1Ki 22:19; Ps 148:2; Da 4:35; Mt 26:53.

b. The Church. Da 8:10-13; Song 6:4,10.

c. Numerous and heavy afflictions. Job 19:12.