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Dagger
Warfare
Dictionaries
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dagger
DAGGER. A short sword. Where the KJV translates the word “dagger,” later versions translate it “sword” (Jdg 3:16). Archaeologists arbitrarily distinguish swords from daggers by length, 40 centimeters (c. 16 inches) being the dividing point. Swords or daggers in biblical time were basically of two types:
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Dagger
DAGGER. Any sharp instrument, especially a weapon of war (Judg. 3:16, 21–22). See Armor.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Dagger
Dagʹger, a short sword, usually made with a double edge and suspended from the girdle (Judg. 3:16, 21, 22). See Arms.Dagon.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dagger
DAGGER KJV translation for the short, double-edged weapon of Ehud, the judge (Judg. 3:16–22). Other translations use “sword.” Ehud’s weapon was one cubit in length (18–22 inches), enabling him to conceal it under his cloak.