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Battering Ram
Warfare
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Battering Ram
Battering Ram. Ancient military machine with a heavy wooden beam used to batter down gates or walls. Some battering rams had an iron ram’s head at the end of the beam.See Arms and Warfare.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Battering Ram
Battering Ram [Heb. karîm (Ezk. 4:2; 21:22), meḥî gōḇel (26:9)]; AV also ENGINE OF WAR (26:9). See Siege.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Battering Ram
BATTERING RAM Ancient military machine with a heavy wooden beam used to batter down gates or walls. Some battering rams had an iron ram’s head at the end of the beam. See Armor and Weapons.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Battering Ram
battering ram, a war engine that usually consisted of a heavy wooden ramrod, probably metal-tipped, suspended within a wooden tower in a fashion that allowed it to be worked back and forth. The tower was wheeled, so it could be moved up an earthen ramp and positioned it at the base of the walls of a
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Battering Ram
Battering RamAn instrument used in siege warfare to break through city walls. It consisted of a heavy ram suspended from a framework that was used for protection by the machine’s wielders from stones and arrows thrown by the city’s defenders. The entire engine was usually propelled by four or six wheels
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Battering Ram
Battering Ram. An instrument used in war to break through the walls of a besieged city (Ezek. 4:2; 21:22, Heb. karîm; 26:9, meḥî gōḇel; KJV “engine of war”). It consisted of a movable wooden block (with a metal point) placed on a protected platform. The Israelites became acquainted with such
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Battering-ram
Battering-ram, Ezek. 4:2; 21:22, a large beam with a head of iron which was sometimes made to resemble the head of a ram. It was suspended by ropes to a beam supported by posts, and balanced so as to swing backward and forward, and was impelled by men against the wall. In attacking the walls of a fort
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Battering-ram
Battering-ram(Ezek. 4:2; 21:22), a military engine, consisting of a long beam of wood hung upon a frame, for making breaches in walls. The end of it which was brought against the wall was shaped like a ram’s head.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Battering Ram
Battering Rambattering ram, a war engine that usually consisted of a heavy wooden ramrod, probably metal-tipped, suspended within a wooden tower in a fashion that allowed it to be worked back and forth. The tower was wheeled so as to move the ram up an earthen ramp and position it at the base of the
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Battering Ram
Batʹter-ing-Ram, an ancient implement of warfare for making breaches in the walls of fenced cities. It was a heavy beam suspended on a frame by the middle, so as to swing to and fro. One end was armed with a thick metallic head, often, but not always, fashioned like that of a ram, and this was struck
Ram
Ram, Batʹter-ing, a warlike instrument for breaching the walls of besieged towns (Ezek. 4:2; 21:22). In attacking the walls of a fort or city the first step appears to have been to form an inclined plane or bank of earth (“to cast a mount against it”), by which the besiegers could bring their battering-rams
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Battering Ram
This Assyrian relief of a battle depicts the use of a battering ram.battering ram (כַּרH4119). An engine of warfare used in besieging a city to break down its walls. Essentially it was a stout pole with some kind of metal head. It was suspended in the middle from a framework that rested on four or
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BATTERING RAM
BATTERING RAM [כָּרkar, קְבֹלqevol; βελόστασις belostasis]. A war implement used to breach gates, walls, and fortifications. Originally soldiers crashed tree trunks against city gates, but vulnerability to counterattacks and improved fortifications gave rise to battering rams mounted on massive four-wheeled