Arrow • Arrows • Darts
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dart. Sharp, pointed weapon used as an arrow or light spear for thrusting.See Arms and Warfare.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dart (noun) [Heb. šēḇeṭ] (2 S. 18:14); NEB “stout stick”; [massā‘] (Job 41:26); NEB DAGGER; [Gk. bélos] (Eph. 6:16); NEB ARROWS. Šēḇeṭ, with the usual meaning of “staff” or “rod,” is used of a weapon in 2 S. 18:14. Massā‘, a rare word still unexplained, probably designated some sort of hand
Arrow [Heb. ḥēṣ, ḥēṣî, ḥāṣaṣ, rešpeh (Ps. 76:3), ben qešeṯ—‘son of the bow’ (Job. 41:28), ben (ˊašpâ)—‘son of (the quiver)’ (Lam. 3:13)]. See Archer; Weapons of War.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
DART Sharp, pointed weapon used as an arrow or light spear for thrusting. See Armor and Weapons.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DART. A sharp-pointed weapon as an arrow or light spear used for thrusting. Joab used three darts (pointed rods) to kill Absalom (2 Sam 18:14). Darts or arrows were mechanically hurled in the Maccabean period (1 Macc 6:51). At times these darts may have been wrapped in inflammable materials and ignited
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
DART. The KJV rendering of several Heb. and Gk. words, referring to an arrow or light spear. The Hebrews are supposed to have discharged the arrow while on fire, to which allusion may be made in Deut. 32:23, 42; Ps. 7:13; 120:4; Zech. 9:14; Eph. 6:16. See Armor.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Dartan instrument of war; a light spear. “Fiery darts” (Eph. 6:16) are so called in allusion to the habit of discharging darts from the bow while they are on fire or armed with some combustible material. Arrows are compared to lightning (Deut. 32:23, 42; Ps. 7:13; 120:4).
ArrowsAt first made of reeds, and then of wood tipped with iron. Arrows are sometimes figuratively put for lightning (Deut. 32:23, 42; Ps. 7:13; 18:14; 144:6; Zech. 9:14). They were used in war as well as in the chase (Gen. 27:3; 49:23). They were also used in divination (Ezek. 21:21).The word is frequently
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Arrow, Arrow of God
Arrow, Arrow of GodIn ancient Near Eastern literature, nearly every weapon available for human use had a divine counterpart. From Mesopotamia to Greece the arrow figures prominently in this arsenal. The Bible, with its many references to the arrow of God, is no exception.The prescientific worldview
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DART<dart> ([חֵץ‎, chets]; [βέλος, belos]): A pointed missile weapon, as an arrow or light spear (2 Samuel 18:14; Job 41:26).See ARMOR; ARMS 3; ARROW.Figurative:1. Of the penalty of sin (Proverbs 7:23 the King James Version);2. of strong suggestions and fierce temptations to evil (Ephesians
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Arʹrow (see Arms, Armor), a word of extended symbolical use. As a means of domestic power and self-defence children are called arrows (Ps. 127:4, 5). Lightnings are described as Jehovah’s arrows (Ps. 18:14; Hab. 3:11); so also are providential calamities (Job 6:4; Ps. 38:2). Words of bitterness and falsehood
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DART Thrusting or throwing weapon used for medium range combat, either similar to a spear or javelin (2 Sam. 18:14) or else an arrow (Prov. 7:23; Eph. 6:16). The use of flaming arrows (Pss. 7:13; 120:4) becomes in Eph. 6:16 a picture of the assault of the evil one on believers. KJV uses “darts” to translate
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
dart. This English term is used by the KJV to render several Hebrew words referring to arrows or javelins (e.g., 2 Sam. 18:14; Prov. 7:23; cf. also Greek belos G1018, Eph. 6:16). The NIV and other translations use “dart” to render the rare Hebrew term massāʿ H5025 (only in Job 41:26). See armor, arms.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
DART, därt (חֵץ‎, ḥēç; βέλος, bélos): A pointed missile weapon, as an arrow or light spear (2 S 18:14; Job 41:26). See Armor, Arms, III, 4; Arrow.Figurative: (1) Of the penalty of sin (Prov 7:23 AV); (2) of strong suggestions and fierce temptations to evil (Eph 6:16; cf 1 Macc 5:51).
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