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The art of using bows and arrows for hunting and in battle (e.g., Gen 21:20; 1 Sam 31:3). For further information, see this article: War in the Ancient Near East.
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ARCHER, ARCHERY The archer used bow and arrows in peace and war. Nomads (Gn 21:20), hunters (Gn 27:3; Is 7:24), raiders (Gn 48:22; Jos 24:12), and warriors (Ez 39:9; Hos 1:7) used this weapon throughout the biblical period. The efficiency of the bow and the making of arrows improved tremendously over
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
ArcheryThe use of the bow and arrow, for which there is evidence from 1900 b.c., is referred to from Genesis (21:20, 27:3) to Revelation (6:2). Although occasionally mentioned in reference to hunting or in harmless activities, it is primarily viewed as an effective weapon of war and instrument of execution
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARCHERY<ar’-cher-i>:1. The art of using the arcus, or bow and arrow for hunting and in battle is of great antiquity. It is mentioned in Genesis 21:20, as well as in the Iliad and the Odyssey, and depicted on Egyptian monuments and in Assyrian sculptures. The Philistines excelled in the art, which
archeryThe sport of archery—shooting arrows from bows at targets—has its roots in prehistoric times. Arrows were used by ancient peoples to battle their opponents and to hunt wild game. In some societies, people still use bows and arrows as weapons.No one knows exactly when the first bows and arrows
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ARCHERY, är′chẽr-i:(1) The art of using the arcus, or bow and arrow for hunting and in battle is of great antiquity. It is mentioned in Gen 21:20, as well as in the Iliad and the Odyssey, and depicted on Egyp monuments and in Assyr sculptures. The Philis excelled in the art, which led David to order