Armor of God
Spiritual Armor
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Armor of God
ARMOR OF GOD — an expression that symbolizes the combat equipment of a Christian soldier who fights against spiritual wickedness; the full resources of God that are available to all who take up the cross and follow Christ. Because our spiritual enemy is stronger than we are, we must “put on the whole
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ARMOR OF GOD. The armor of God is a rare feature of the larger biblical tradition of divine warfare (e.g., Exod 14–15; Deut 32–33; Pss 18, 68; Hab 3; for armor, see Isa 59:17), widely present in ANE cultures (e.g., Enuma Elish; see Marduk’s armor at 4:35–40, 57–58).Isaiah 59:17 is the earliest biblical
Key passages
Eph 6:11–18

Put on the full armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil, because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the …