The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bow and Arrow
BOW AND ARROW. Used as an instrument in hunting and warfare from very earliest days in biblical lands. In the Bible references, the bow (Heb. qeshet) dates back to the patriarchal period where it appears to have been used both as a weapon by the nomad (cf. Gen 21:20) and for hunting (Gen 27:3). Later
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bow and Arrow
Bow and ArrowArchaeological finds have provided a relatively accurate description of the development of the bow (Heb. qešeṯ). The earliest bows were made from one piece of wood, which could be up to 1.7 m. (5.5 ft.) long, and strung with animal sinew. Later bows were shorter and made from bonded strips
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bow and Arrow
Bow and Arrow. †As early as patriarchal times the bow and arrow was the weapon of the nomad (Gen. 21:20) and was used both for hunting (27:3; Isa. 7:24) and warfare (e.g., Josh. 24:12; 1 Kgs. 22:34; Ezek. 39:9). The Israelites themselves, particularly the Benjaminites and the Transjordanian tribes,
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Bolted Arrow
Bolted Arrow. A blunt arrow for shooting young rooks with a cross-bow; called “bolting rooks.” A gun would not do, and an arrow would mangle the little things too much.
Barb. An arrow. The feathers under the beak of a hawk were called barb feathers (beard feathers). The point of an arrow has two iron “feathers,” which stick out so as to hinder the extraction of the arrow. (Latin, barba, a beard.)N.B.—The barb is not the feather on the upper part of the shaft, but the
Quarrel (1)
Quarrel. A short, stout arrow used in the crossbow. (A corruption of carrial; Welsh, chwarel; French, carreau. So called because the head was originally carré or four-sided. Hence also a quarrel or quarry of glass, meaning a square or diamond-shaped pane; quarier, a square wax-candle, etc.)“Quarelles
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BOW AND ARROW [קֶּשֶׁתqesheth; τόξος toxos; חֵץkhets, חֵצֵיkhetse, רֶשֶׁףreshef]. A bow is a strong, flexible, narrow piece of material, bent to form an arc, with a cord secured to both ends of the arc, from which the user shoots projectiles (arrows) consisting of 1) a light-weight, straight shaft
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