Hebrew Weapons

My article on “Sword,” published in the Holman Bible Dictionary, is available online.
Below is an excerpt from the article.

Close-range weapon. The Hebrew word chereb and the Greek word machaira designate either a dagger or a sword. The Hebrew word also designates an iron tool (“axes,” Ezekiel 26:9) or a chisel (“tool,” Exodus 20:25). In Joshua 5:2, the word designates stone knives used in the circumcision of the people of Israel.

Here is the link: “Sword.”

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Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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