A leather or metal protective covering for the head worn by soldiers. The word used in the OT for “helmet” is of foreign origin, and foreigners attacking Israel are often reported as wearing helmets (1Sam 17:5
; Goliath). Later, Israel’s armies were similarly equipped (2Chr 26:14
). A helmet is worn by God in (Isa 59:17
), and a helmet is part of the spiritual armor given to Christians in (1Thess 5:8
; Eph 6:17
5He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze.
14Uzziah provided for all the army the shields, spears, helmets, coats of mail, bows, and stones for slinging.
17He put on righteousness like a breastplate,
and a helmet of salvation on his head;
he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,
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8But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
17Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.