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Helmet
Warfare
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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Helmet
helmet, a leather or metal protective covering for the head worn by soldiers. Foreigners attacking Israel are often reported as wearing helmets (Goliath, 1 Sam. 17:5; Jer. 46:4; Ezek. 23:24). Later, Israel’s armies are similarly equipped (2 Chron. 26:14). A helmet is worn by God in Isa. 59:17, and a
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Helmet
Helmet(Heb. kobʾa, a cap for the defence of the head (1 Sam. 17:5, 38). In the New Testament the Greek equivalent is used (Eph. 6:17; 1 Thess. 5:8). (See ARMS.)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Helmet
Helmethelmet, a leather or metal protective covering for the head worn by soldiers. The word used in the ot for ‘helmet’ is of foreign origin, and foreigners attacking Israel are often reported as wearing helmets (1 Sam. 17:5 [Goliath]; Jer. 46:4; Ezek. 23:24). Later Israel’s armies were similarly
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Helmet
helmet. The head-protecting part of the soldier’s armor. The walls of Karnak in Egypt show Hittites wearing helmets in the form of a skullcap. In the early history of Israel, probably only kings and prominent persons wore helmets. King Saul’s armor included a helmet of bronze (Heb. qôbaʿ H7746, 1 Sam.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HELMET
HELMET [כּוֹבַעkovaʿ, קוֹבַעqovaʿ; περικεφαλαία perikephalaia]. A head covering used in warfare that took various shapes according to nationality but also within various armies to denote different units for the leaders to discern in the heat of battle. Materials used to construct the helmet differed