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Boss
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Boss
Boss [Heb. gaḇ]. The word is used only once, in Job 15:26, in reference to the protuberant knob of a shield.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bosses
Bossesthe projecting parts of a shield (Job 15:26). The Hebrew word thus rendered means anything convex or arched, and hence the back, as of animals.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BOSS
BOSS<bos>: Occurs only in the plural as a translation of גַּב‎ [gabh] = “arch,” or “protuberance,” referring to the curved ornaments of a shield (Job 15:26), the central knob of the buckler.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Bosses
Bossʹes, the projecting points on the face of a buckler or shield (Job 15:26).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bossed, Bosses
BOSSED, BOSSES Knobs on the flat surfaces of shields. When shields were made of leather and wood, the bosses served to strengthen the shield. When shields were made of metal, the bosses were ornamental. Job 15:26 says that the wicked oppose God with a thick-bossed shield—that is, a reinforced shield.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Boss
BOSS, bos: Occurs only in the pl. as a tr of גַב‎, gabh = “arch,” or “protuberance,” referring to the curved ornaments of a shield (Job 15:26), the central knob of the buckler.