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Leg armor
Warfare
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Greaves
Greaves. Protective piece of armor worn over the shank of the leg (1 Sm 17:6).See Arms and Warfare.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Greaves
GREAVES* Protective piece of armor worn over the shank of the leg (1 Sm 17:6).See also Armor and Weapons.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Greave
greave, armor protecting the lower leg. The ones Goliath wore were made of bronze (1 Sam. 17:6).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Greaves
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
Greaves
Greaves (Heb. miṣḥaṯ). Pieces of armor that protect the soldier’s shins. Goliath wore bronze greaves (1 Sam. 17:6). Greaves were also a standard part of Greek and Roman armor.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Greaves
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
Greaves
Greavesonly in 1 Sam. 17:6, a piece of defensive armour (q.v.) reaching from the foot to the knee; from French greve, “the shin.” They were the Roman cothurni.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Greave
Greavegreave, armor protecting the lower leg. The ones Goliath wore were made of bronze (rsv; kjv: ‘brass,’ 1 Sam. 17:6).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GREAVES
GREAVES [מִצְחָתmitskhath]. 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.