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Goad
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Goad
Goad. Pointed rod, sometimes tipped with metal, used for driving or guiding cattle, especially oxen in plowing.See Tools.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Goad
Goad [Heb. dorḇān] (1 S. 13:21); [dorḇōnôṯ] (Eccl. 12:11); [Gk. kéntron] (Acts 26:14); AV PRICK; OXGOAD [Heb. malmāḏ—‘learn’] (Jgs. 3:31). The goad used by the Syrian farmer is usually a straight branch of oak or other strong wood from which the bark has been stripped, and which has at one
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Goad
GOAD Pointed rod, sometimes tipped with metal, used for driving or guiding cattle, especially oxen in plowing.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Goad
goad, an implement used to control oxen (1 Sam. 13:21). Shamgar, one of Israel’s early judges, is reputed to have used an ox goad as a weapon (Judg. 3:31). Metaphorically, the sayings of the wise could be called “goads,” because they could stimulate thought in others (Eccles. 12:11). Paul is accused
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Goad
GOAD. A pointed stick used for driving animals. It could be used in combat (cf. Shamgar, (Jdg 3:31, who slew 600 Philistines). When a goad was tipped with iron the metal point had to be sharpened (1 Sam 13:21). Eccl 12:11 indicates that words may serve figuratively as goads.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Goad
GOAD. A long-handled, pointed instrument used to urge on the oxen when ploughing. Shamgar used one as a weapon and slew 600 Philistines (Jdg. 3:31). The term is employed metaphorically in Ec. 12:11 to describe the words of the wise, and in Acts 26:14 where Paul is warned that for him to resist the new
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Goad
GoadA pointed spike used to prod oxen when plowing. It was made from a straight branch of hard wood stripped of bark. The other end often had a flat, chisel-like piece of iron, which allowed farmers to scrape off mud and clay that clogged the plowshares. The iron-tipped variety most probably was used
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Goad
Goad (Heb. doreḇan; Gk. kéntron). A long stick with a pin or a pointed spike attached. The farmer used the goad to make his cattle, especially his oxen, move; in some cases an oxgoad (Heb. malmāḏ, from lāmaḏ “learn”) served as a powerfully effective weapon, as Shamgar demonstrated in his
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Goad
GOAD A wooden stick, sometimes tipped with iron and reaching six to seven feet long, that was used by plowmen to drive oxen (1 Sam 13:21). The goad could also be used as a weapon; Shamgar slew six hundred Philistines with one (Judg 3:31). In metaphorical or figurative language, a goad is anything that
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Goad
Goad. Judges 3:31; 1 Sam. 13:21. The Hebrew word in the latter passage probably means the point of the ploughshare. The former word does probably refer to the goad, the long handle of which might be used as a formidable weapon. The instrument, as still used in countries of southern Europe and western
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Goad
GOAD. An instrument for guiding oxen, the long handle of which might be used as a formidable weapon (Judg. 3:31, “oxgoad,” NASB and NIV). The instrument, still used in southern Europe and western Asia, consists of a rod about eight feet long, brought to a sharp point and sometimes cased with iron at
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Goad
Goad(Heb. malmad, only in Judg. 3:31), an instrument used by ploughmen for guiding their oxen. Shamgar slew six hundred Philistines with an ox-goad. “The goad is a formidable weapon. It is sometimes ten feet long, and has a sharp point. We could now see that the feat of Shamgar was not so very wonderful
Ox goad
Ox goadmentioned only in Judg. 3:31, the weapon with which Shamgar (q.v.) slew six hundred Philistines. “The ploughman still carries his goad, a weapon apparently more fitted for the hand of the soldier than the peaceful husbandman. The one I saw was of the ‘oak of Bashan,’ and measured upwards of ten