Armor-Bearer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) One who carries the armor or arms of another; an armiger.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARMOR-BEARER

ar'-mer-bar'-er (nose' keli; Greek uses a phrase, ho airon ta skeue, literally "the one carrying the armor"): One who carried the large shield and perhaps other weapons for a king (1 Samuel 31:4), commander-in-chief (2 Samuel 23:37), captain (1 Samuel 14:7) or champion (1 Samuel 17:7). All warriors of distinction had such an attendant. Rather than perish by the hand of a woman, Abimelech called upon his armor-bearer to give him the finishing stroke (Judges 9:54), and when King Saul's armor-bearer refused to do this office for him that he might not become the prisoner of the Philistines, he took a sword himself and fell upon it (1 Samuel 31:4). David became Saul's armor-bearer for a time, and Jonathan's armor-bearer was a man of resource and courage (1 Samuel 14:7). The shield-bearer was a figure well known in the chariots of Egypt and Assyria and the Hittites, his business being to protect his fighting companion during the engagement.

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Jonathan's Brave Deed
... Perhaps Jehovah will act for us, for there is nothing that can keep Jehovah from
delivering his people either by many or by few." His armor-bearer replied, "Do ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/jonathans brave deed.htm

The Death of Two Brave Warriors
... Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword and kill me with it, so that
these heathen Philistines may not come and make sport of me." But his armor ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the death of two brave.htm

How the Philistines Made Another Expedition against the Hebrews ...
... Now Saul's son agreed with his armor-bearer, that they would go privately to the
enemy's camp, and make a tumult and a disturbance among them. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 6 how the philistines.htm

The First Kings.
... foe. But Jonathan determined to make a bold onset, and, with his armor-bearer,
climbed a high cliff, and fell upon the Philistines. ...
/.../headley/half hours in bible lands volume 2/the first kings.htm

Now Saul Upon God's not Answering Him Concerning the Fight with ...
... had received so many wounds, that he was not able to bear up nor to oppose any longer,
and yet was not able to kill himself, he bade his armor-bearer draw his ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 14 now saul upon.htm

The Power of a Pebble.
... Goliath came on also, his armor-bearer carrying the shield before him, but when
he saw the youth David, he despised him, for he was without armor, or sword or ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xx the power of.htm

Faithful unto Death.
... The next day he went out to the rock in the field with his armor-bearer
and sent him on before. When he shot an arrow, he cried: ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xxi faithful unto death.htm

David's victory Over the Giant
... his son David. So David came to Saul and entered his service; and Saul
loved him and he became his armor-bearer. Saul sent this ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/davids victory over the giant.htm

Accordingly, Saul, Having Been First Anointed by Samuel with the ...
... In these circumstances, Jonathan, with an audacious design, and with his armor-bearer
as his only companion, entered the camp of the enemy, and having slain ...
/.../chapter xxxiii accordingly saul having.htm

How David Fell in Love with Bathsheba, and Slew Her Husband Uriah ...
... to death]. So the king sent for Joab's armor-bearer from the siege, who
was the woman's husband, and his name was Uriah. And when ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 7 how david fell.htm

Thesaurus
Armorbearer (11 Occurrences)
... a sword himself and fell upon it (1 Samuel 31:4). David became Saul's armor-bearer
for a time, and Jonathan's armor-bearer was a ...Armorbearer (11 Occurrences). ...
/a/armorbearer.htm - 11k

Armor-bearer (15 Occurrences)
Armor-bearer. Armorbearer, Armor-bearer. Armorbearers . Noah Webster's Dictionary ...
Armorbearer, Armor-bearer. Armorbearers . Reference Bible.
/a/armor-bearer.htm - 12k

Bearer (23 Occurrences)
... Judges 9:54 Then he called hastily to the young man his armorbearer, and said to
him, "Draw your sword, and kill me, that men not say of me,'A woman killed him ...
/b/bearer.htm - 14k

Abuse (17 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 31:4 Then said Saul to his armorbearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me
through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and ...
/a/abuse.htm - 13k

Mock (43 Occurrences)
... But his armorbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. ... 1 Chronicles 10:4 Then said
Saul unto his armor-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith ...
/m/mock.htm - 23k

Uncircumcised (48 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 31:4 Then said Saul to his armorbearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me
through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and ...
/u/uncircumcised.htm - 25k

Terrified (88 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 31:4 Then said Saul to his armorbearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me
through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and ...
/t/terrified.htm - 30k

Thrust (92 Occurrences)
... Judges 9:54 Then he called hastily to the young man his armorbearer, and said to
him, "Draw your sword, and kill me, that men not say of me,'A woman killed him ...
/t/thrust.htm - 35k

Armor (53 Occurrences)
... Judges 9:54 Then he called hastily to the young man his armorbearer, and said to
him, "Draw your sword, and kill me, that men not say of me,'A woman killed him ...
/a/armor.htm - 41k

Jonathan (109 Occurrences)
... In spite of this, Jonathan, accompanied only by his armor-bearer, surprised the
Philistine outpost at Geba (1 Samuel 14:5, "Gibeah" should be "Geba"), which ...
/j/jonathan.htm - 59k

Concordance
Armor-bearer (15 Occurrences)

Judges 9:54
Then he called hastily to the young man his armor-bearer, and said to him, "Draw your sword and kill me, lest men say of me, 'A woman killed him.'" And his young man thrust him through, and he died.
(DBY WBS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 14:6
And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armour: 'Come and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the LORD will work for us; for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.'
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 14:7
And his armor-bearer said to him, Do all that is in thy heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart.
(WBS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 14:12
And the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armor-bearer, and said, Come up to us, and we will show you a thing. And Jonathan said to his armor-bearer, Come up after me: for the LORD hath delivered them into the hand of Israel.
(WBS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 14:13
And Jonathan climbed up upon his hands and upon his feet, and his armor-bearer after him: and they fell before Jonathan; and his armor-bearer slew after him.
(WBS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 14:14
And that first slaughter, which Jonathan and his armor-bearer made, was about twenty men, within as it were a half-acre of land, which a yoke of oxen might plow.
(WBS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 14:17
Then said Saul to the people that were with him, Number now, and see who is gone from us. And when they had numbered, behold, Jonathan and his armor-bearer were not there.
(WBS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 16:21
And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armor-bearer.
(WBS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 31:4
Then said Saul to his armor-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised should come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armor-bearer would not; for he was exceedingly afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
(WBS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 31:5
And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.
(WBS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 31:6
So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armor-bearer, and all his men, that same day together.
(WBS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 23:37
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, armor-bearer to Joab the son of Zeruiah,
(WBS RSV)

1 Chronicles 10:4
Then said Saul unto his armor-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armor-bearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell upon it.
(ASV WBS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 10:5
And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell upon his sword, and died.
(ASV WBS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 11:39
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armor-bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
(WBS RSV)

Subtopics

Armor-Bearer

Armor-Bearer of Abimelech

Armor-Bearer of Goliath

Armor-Bearer of Joab

Armor-Bearer of Jonathan

Armor-Bearer: Saul

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Thrust (92 Occurrences)

Armor (53 Occurrences)

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Lesson (11 Occurrences)

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