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Bow, The


1. An instrument of war. Ge 48:22; Isa 7:24.

2. Sometimes used in hunting. Ge 27:3.

3. For shooting arrows. 1Ch 12:2.

4. Called the battle bow. Zec 9:10; 10:4.

5. Those who used, called

a. Bowmen. Jer 4:29.

b. Archers. 1Sa 31:3; Jer 51:3.

6. Usually of steel. 2Sa 22:35; Job 20:24.

7. Held in the left hand. Eze 39:3.

8. Drawn with full force. 2Ki 9:24.

9. The Jews taught to use. 2Sa 1:18.

10. Used expertly by

a. Lydians. Jer 46:9.

b. Elamites. Jer 49:35.

c. Philistines. 1Sa 31:2,3.

d. Sons of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh. 1Ch 5:18.

e. Benjamites. 1Ch 12:2; 2Ch 14:8.

11. Given as a token of friendship. 1Sa 18:4.

12. Often furnished by the state. 2Ch 26:14.

13. Of the vanquished, broken and burned. Ps 37:15; Eze 39:9.

14. Illustrative

a. Of strength and power. Job 29:20.

b. Of the tongue of the wicked. Ps 11:2; Jer 9:3.

c. (When deceitful,) of the hypocrite. Ps 78:57; Ho 7:16.

d. (When broken,) of the overthrow of power. 1Sa 2:4; Jer 49:35; Ho 1:5; 2:18.