Battle-Bow
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
The war-bow used in fighting (Zechariah 9:10; 10:4). "Thy bow was made quite naked" (Habakkuk 3:9) means that it was made ready for use. By David's order (2 Samuel 1:18) the young men were taught the use, or rather the song of the bow. (see ARMOUR, BOW.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BATTLE-BOW

bat'-'-l-bo: Found in the striking Messianic prophecy: "The battle bow shall be cut off" (Zechariah 9:10). The prophet is predicting the peace that shall prevail when Zion's king cometh, "just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, even upon a colt the foal of an ass." The words convey their full significance only when read in the light of the context: "I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off; and he shall speak peace unto the nations" (compare Zechariah 10:4). The battle-bow was sometimes made of tough wood, sometimes of two straight horns joined together (Hom. II. iv.105-11), and sometimes of bronze. In Psalm 18:34 the Revised Version (British and American) we find "bow of brass," but it probably should be of "bronze" (nechosheth), a metal very different from our brass, which is a mixture of copper and zinc. The point of the passage in this connection ("He teacheth my hands to war; so that mine arms do bend a bow of bronze"), as well as of that in 2 Kings 9:24 ("And Jehu drew his bow with his full strength") is that it required great strength to bend the battle-bow.

See ARCHERY; ARMOR.

George B. Eager

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The Desolations of the Lord, the Consolation of his Saints
... You see how, though the battle-bow still doth twang with the arrow, and though the
spear is still imbrued in the heart's blood of men, yet he breaks the bow ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the desolations of the lord.htm

Because of Its Bearing Upon Israel.
... And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the
battle bow shall be cut off: and He shall speak peace unto the heathen: and ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pink/the redeemers return/1 because of its bearing.htm

The Entry into Jerusalem.
... And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the
battle bow shall be cut off: and He shall speak peace unto the heathen.". ...
/.../ii the entry into jerusalem.htm

A New Kind of King
... throned on the colt the foal of an ass, follows this: 'And I will cut off the chariot
from Ephraim, and the horses from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/a new kind of king.htm

The Cry of the Heathen
... love. The gospel of Jesus Christ the crucified one, shall yet hush the
clarion of war, and break the battle-bow in sunder. Happy ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the cry of the heathen.htm

The Seventh vision "In Heaven"
... "And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, And the horse from Jerusalem, And
the battle bow shall be cut off: And He shall speak peace unto the heathen; And ...
/.../bullinger/commentary on revelation/the seventh vision in heaven.htm

Thesaurus
Battlebow
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BATTLE-BOW. bat'-'-l-bo: Found in the striking
Messianic prophecy: "The battlebow shall be cut off" (Zechariah 9:10). ...
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Battle-bow (2 Occurrences)
Battle-bow. Battlebow, Battle-bow. Battlefield . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
(WBS YLT). Battlebow, Battle-bow. Battlefield . Reference Bible.
/b/battle-bow.htm - 9k

Nail (9 Occurrences)
... This word is also used metaphorically (Zechariah 10:4) for a prince or
counsellor, just as "the battle-bow" represents a warrior. ...
/n/nail.htm - 14k

Exactor (9 Occurrences)
... (DBY YLT). Zechariah 10:4 From him shall come forth the corner-stone, from him the
nail, from him the battlebow, from him every exactor together. (DBY YLT). ...
/e/exactor.htm - 9k

Peg (8 Occurrences)
... (See NAS RSV NIV). Zechariah 10:4 From him will come forth the cornerstone, from
him the nail, from him the battlebow, from him every ruler together. ...
/p/peg.htm - 9k

Battle-axe (2 Occurrences)
Battle-axe. Battleaxe, Battle-axe. Battlebow . Easton's Bible Dictionary A
mallet or heavy war-club. ... Battleaxe, Battle-axe. Battlebow . Reference Bible
/b/battle-axe.htm - 7k

Battlefield (2 Occurrences)

/b/battlefield.htm - 7k

Stake (2 Occurrences)
... (See RSV NIV). Zechariah 10:4 From him shall come forth the corner-stone, from him
the nail, from him the battlebow, from him every ruler together. (See JPS). ...
/s/stake.htm - 8k

Corner-stone (10 Occurrences)
... (DBY JPS). Zechariah 10:4 From him shall come forth the corner-stone, from him the
nail, from him the battlebow, from him every ruler together. ...
/c/corner-stone.htm - 13k

Concordance
Battle-bow (2 Occurrences)

Zechariah 9:10
And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; and the battle-bow shall be cut off. And he shall speak peace unto the nations; and his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.
(DBY WBS)

Zechariah 10:4
Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle-bow, out of him every oppressor together.
(WBS YLT)

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