Archer

EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)

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Archer – a shooter with the bow (1 Chr. 10:3).

This art was of high antiquity (Gen. 21:20; 27:3).

Saul was wounded by the Philistine archers (1 Sam. 31:3).

The phrase “breaking the bow” (Hos. 1:5; Jer. 49:35) is equivalent to taking away one’s power, while “strengthening the bow” is a symbol of its increase (Gen. 49:24).

The Persian archers were famous among the ancients (Isa. 13:18; Jer. 49:35; 50:9, 14, 29, 42.

(See BOW).

Noah Moses

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