Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
GreavesProtective leg coverings, part of the body armor worn during warfare. The term (Heb. miṣḥâ) appears in the Bible only in the description of Goliath’s armor (1 Sam. 17:6). Its presence there argues for the historical accuracy of the account since the Aegean peoples, who were related to the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Greaves, a piece of defensive armor which reached from the foot to the knee, and thus protected the shin of the wearer. It was made of leather or brass.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GREAVES [מִצְחָת mitskhath]. The legging armor worn by the Philistine GOLIATH as he fought young David (1 Sam 17:6). This protective gear covered the wearer from knee to ankle, clasping at the ankle. Although Goliath’s greaves were made from copper or bronze, greaves were often made from animal hide.