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Arms, Military


1. Made of iron, steel, or brass. Job 20:24; 1Sa 17:5,6.

2. Offensive

a. Sword. Jdj 20:15; Eze 32:27.

b. Two-edged sword. Ps 149:6; Pr 5:4.

c. Dagger. Jdj 3:16,21,22.

d. Dart or javelin. 1Sa 18:10,11; 2Sa 18:14.

e. Spear or lance. 1Sa 26:7; Jer 50:42.

f. Battle-axe. Eze 26:9; Jer 51:20.

g. Bow and arrows. Ge 48:22; 1Ki 22:34.

h. Sling. 1Sa 17:50; 2Ki 3:25.

i. Hand staff. Mt 26:47.

j. Called weapons of war. 2Sa 1:27.

k. Called instruments of war. 1Ch 12:33,37.

l. Called instruments of death. Ps 7:13.

3. Defensive

a. Helmet. 1Sa 17:5,38; 2Ch 26:14.

b. Coat of mail, breastplate, habergeon, or brigandine. 1Sa 17:5,38; Ex 28:32; Jer 46:4; Re 9:9.

c. Girdle. 1Sa 18:4; 2Sa 18:11.

d. Target. 1Sa 17:6.

e. Greaves. 1Sa 17:6.

f. Shield. 1Ki 10:16,17; 14:26,27.

g. Buckler. 1Ch 5:18; Eze 26:8.

h. Called harness. 1Ki 22:34.

i. Called armour. Lu 11:22.

4. For sieges

a. Battering Rams. 2Sa 20:15; Eze 4:2.

b. Engines for casting stones, &c. 2Ch 26:15.

5. Not worn in ordinary times. 1Sa 21:8.

6. Put on at the first alarm. Isa 8:9; Jer 46:3,4.

7. Armouries built for. 2Ki 20:13; Song 4:4.

8. Great stores of, prepared. 2Ch 32:5.

9. Were provided

a. By individuals themselves. 1Ch 12:33,37.

b. From the public arsenals. 2Ch 11:12; 26:14.

10. Often given as presents. 1Ki 10:25.

11. Before using

a. Tried and proved. 1Sa 17:39.

b. Burnished. Jer 46:4; Eze 21:9-11,28.

c. Anointed. Isa 21:5.

12. Part of, borne by armour-bearers. Jdj 9:54; 1Sa 14:1; 16:21.

13. Hung of the walls of cities. Eze 27:10,11.

14. Of the vanquished

a. Taken off them. 2Sa 2:21; Lu 11:22.

b. Sometimes kept as trophies. 1Sa 17:54.

c. Sometime burned. Eze 39:9,10.

15. Of conquered nations taken away to prevent rebellion. Jdj 5:8; 1Sa 13:19-22.

16. Inferior to wisdom. Ec 9:18.

17. Illustrative of

a. Spiritual armour. Ro 13:12; 2Co 6:7; Eph 6:11-14; 1Th 5:8.

b. Spiritual weapons. 2Co 10:4; Eph 6:17.

c. Judgments of God. Isa 13:5; Jer 50:25.