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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Armor Bearer
Armor, Armor Bearer. Protective gear and one who carried the armor and weapons of a warrior.See Arms and Warfare; Trades and Occupations (Soldier).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Armor-Bearer [Heb. nōśē’ ke; Gk. ho aírōn tá skeúē]. One who carried the large shield and perhaps other weapons for a king (1 S. 31:4), commander-in-chief (2 S. 23:37), captain (1 S. 14:7), or champion (17:7). All warriors of distinction had such attendants.Rather than perish by the hand
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Armor Bearer
ARMOR BEARER One who carried the protective gear (armor) and weapons of a warrior. See Armor and Weapons.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Armor Bearer
ARMOR BEARER. A companion to an important warrior in the period of the Conquest and monarchy who was responsible for carrying a shield and perhaps weapons to assist in battle. Stories of Abimelech, Jonathan, and Saul all involve their armor bearers (Jdg 9:54; 1 Sam 14 and 1 Sam 31). Joab, David’s general,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Armor Bearer
ARMOR BEARER (Heb. nāśa˒ klı̂, “one carrying weapons”). A person selected by prominent officers to bear their armor, to stand by them in danger, and to carry out their orders, somewhat as adjutants in modern service (Judg. 9:54; 1 Sam. 14:6; 16:21; 31:4).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Armour-beareran officer selected by kings and generals because of his bravery, not only to bear their armour, but also to stand by them in the time of danger. They were the adjutants of our modern armies (Judg. 9:54; 1 Sam. 14:7; 16:21; 31:6).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARMOR-BEARER<ar’-mer-bar’-er> ( נֹשֵׂא כְּלִי‎ [nose’ keli]; Greek uses a phrase, [ὁ αἴρων τὰ σκεύη, ho airon ta skeue], literally “the one carrying the armor”): One who carried the large shield and perhaps other weapons for a king (1 Samuel 31:4), commander-in-chief (2 Samuel 23:37), captain
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Armor Bearer
Arʹmor-Bearʹer, a soldier selected by a king or general from the bravest of his followers to carry his armor until he was ready to equip himself for battle, and during the contest to stand beside him (1 Sam. 16:21; Judg. 9:54).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
armor-bearer. A personal servant who carried additional weapons for the commanders of Israel’s armies (Heb. nōšēʾ kēlîm H5951 + H3998, “carrier of arms”). Armor-bearers are mentioned some eighteen times in the OT with reference to such commanders as Abimelech (Jdg. 9:54), Jonathan (1 Sam. 14:7–17),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ARMOR-BEARER, ärʹmēr-bârʹēr נֹשֵׂא כְּלִי‎, nōsē’ ke; Gr uses a phrase, ὁ αἴρων τὰ σκεύη, ho aírōn tá skeúē lit. “the one carrying the armor”); One who carried the large shield and perhaps other weapons for a king (1 S 31:4), commander-in-chief (2 S 23:37), captain (1 S 14:7) or champion
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ARMOR-BEARER [נֹשֵׂא כּלִיםnoseʾ kelim]. The personal attendant(s) of a king or warrior who performed functions related to warfare. The role occurs twenty-one times in the OT but may have evolved into the position of captain (shalish שָׁלִישׁ). Abimelech (Judg 9:54); Jonathan (1 Sam 14:1–17); Saul (1