weapons

weapons

Offensive and defensive instruments and equipment used by soldiers in combat. The shape, size, and overall durability of dagger and sword blades and spearheads and arrowheads were affected by improvements in copper, bronze, and iron technology. The Bible is replete with references to virtually every offensive and defensive instrument of war used in antiquity (see, e.g., 1Sam 17:5-7).

1Sam 17:5-7

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.6He had greaves of bron ... View more

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