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War club
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Maul. kjv translation for “war club” in Proverbs 25:18.See Arms and Warfare.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Club [Heb. tôṯāḥ] (Job 41:29); AV DART; [mēp̱îṣ, emended to mappēṣ] (Prov. 25:18); AV MAUL; [Gk. xýlon] (Mt. 26:47, 55 par); AV STAFF; NEB CUDGEL. Philologically, little is known about Heb. tôṯāḥ, which occurs only in Job 41:29. A presumed Semitic cognate verb means “beat with a club,”
Maul The AV translation of Heb. mappēṣ in Prov. 25:18 (RSV “war club”). See Club; Weapons of War.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MAUL* kjv translation for “war club” (nlt “ax”) in Proverbs 25:18. See Armor and Weapons; Warfare.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CLUB. An offensive weapon, probably the most primitive of all weapons. Several words may be translated “club.”1. Heb. tôtāḥ, “bludgeon” or “club” (Job 41:29). The LXX translated it as “hammer,” “mallet”; the KJV has “dart.”2. Heb. mappēṣ, “war club” (Prov 25:18; Jer 51:20). The KJV has “maul”
MAUL. The Heb. mēpı̂ṣ comes from a root which means to break in pieces, and hence refers to a weapon, e.g., a hammer, a mace, or war club (Prov 25:18). In Jer 51:20 “battle axe” (q.v.) translates a similar Heb. word, mappēṣ.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Maul (i.e., a hammer), a sort of battleaxe or hammer, used as an implement of war. Prov. 25:18.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Maulan old name for a mallet, the rendering of the Hebrew mephits (Prov. 25:18), properly a war-club.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Maulmaul, the term used in the kjv for the rsv’s ‘war club’ in Prov. 25:18, suggesting a mace or heavy stick used as a common infantry weapon in antiquity. It may have been topped by a heavy knob or hafted to a stone for increased efficiency. Some mace heads were inscribed or decorated with ceremonial
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MAUL<mol> (מֵפִי׳‎ [mephits], literally, “a breaker,” “a club,” “mace,” “mattock”): A smashing weapon like the oriental war-club or the clubs always carried by the shepherds of Lebanon (Prov 25:18; compare Jer 51:20 margin).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CLUB Weapon of war used in close combat to strike an enemy. See Arms and Armor.
MAUL KJV term for a club (HCSB, NASB, NIV, REB) or war club (RSV) at Prov. 25:18. See Arms and Armor.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
club. A specially made club for battle purposes seems to have been used as early as 3,500 b.c. in the ANE. The head was a well-shaped stone or ball of metal with a hole through which the handle was thrust. When an adequate helmet was invented, the mace became obsolete as a crushing weapon, and the axe
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
MAUL, môl (מֵפִיץ‎, mēphīç, lit. “a breaker,” “a club,” “mace,” “mattock”): A smashing weapon like the oriental war-club or the clubs always carried by the shepherds of Lebanon (Prov 25:18; cf Jer 51:20 m).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CLUB [תּוֹתָחmatteh, מַפֵּץmappets, מַטֶּהtothakh; ῥάβδος rhabdos, ῥόπαλον rhopalon, σκεῦος skeuos, σφῦρα sphyra, ξύλον xylon]. Blunt instrument used to strike a blow. Various Hebrew and Greek terms convey both military and more generic uses of the word. Job (41:29 [Heb. 41:21]) uses club in
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