coat of mail

coat of mail

Defensive armor consisting of overlapping plates of metal strung on leather or cloth. Cavalrymen and archers are identified as the warriors who wore it (Jer 46:4; Jer 51:3).

Jer 46:4

4Harness the horses;
mount the steeds!
Take your stations with your helmets,
whet your lances,
put on your coats of mail!

Jer 51:3

3Let not the archer bend his bow,
and let him not array himself in his coat of mail.
Do not spare her young men;
utterly destroy her entire army.

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