What does Armies mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
לְצִבְאֹתָ֑ם that which goes forth 12
στρατεύματα an army. / a band of soldiers. / bodyguard 3
מַֽחֲנֵיהֶם֙ encampment 3
לְצִבְאֹתָ֖ם that which goes forth 2
צִבְאֹתָֽם that which goes forth 2
מַעַרְכ֥וֹת row 2
הַחֲיָלִ֤ים strength 2
הַחֲיָלִ֜ים strength 2
צִבְאֹתַ֜י that which goes forth 1
צְבָאָ֑ם that which goes forth 1
παρεμβολὰς an encampment. 1
לְצִבְאֹתָֽם that which goes forth 1
צִבְאוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם that which goes forth 1
לְצִבְאֹתָ֔ם that which goes forth 1
؟ בְּצִבְאֹתֵֽינוּ that which goes forth 1
בְּצִבְאוֹתֵֽינוּ that which goes forth 1
؟ בְּצִבְאוֹתֵֽינוּ that which goes forth 1
צִבְא֥וֹת that which goes forth 1
מַעַרְכֹ֖ת row 1
צְבָא֖וֹת that which goes forth 1
צִבְא֣וֹת that which goes forth 1
מַֽעַרְכ֖וֹת row 1
מַעַרְכ֖וֹת row 1
מַעַרְכֹ֣ת row 1
(מִמַּעַרְכ֣וֹת‪‬) army 1
וּמַחֲנֵיהֶ֤ם encampment 1
מַֽחֲנֵיהֶ֑ם encampment 1
מַחֲנֵיהֶ֖ם encampment 1
הַחֲיָלִ֔ים strength 1
הַחֲיָלִ֑ים strength 1
؟ לִגְדוּדָ֑יו a band 1
στρατευμάτων an army. / a band of soldiers. / bodyguard 1
צְ֭בָאוֹת that which goes forth 1

Definitions Related to Armies


   1 that which goes forth, army, war, warfare, host.
      1a army, host.
         1a1 host (of organised army).
         1a2 host (of angels).
         1a3 of sun, moon, and stars.
         1a4 of whole creation.
      1b war, warfare, service, go out to war.
      1c service.


   1 encampment, camp.
      1a camp, place of encampment.
      1b camp of armed host, army camp.
      1c those who encamp, company, body of people.


   1 an army.
   2 a band of soldiers.
   3 bodyguard, guards men.


   1 strength, might, efficiency, wealth, army.
      1a strength.
      1b ability, efficiency.
      1c wealth.
      1d force, army.


   1 row, rank, battle-line.
      1a battle-line.
      1b rank.
      1c row.


   1 a band, troop, marauding band.
      1a marauding band, raiding band.
      1b troop, band (of divisions of army).
      1c foray, raid.


   1 an encampment.
      1a the camp of Israel in the desert.
         1a1 used for the city of Jerusalem, inasmuch as that was to the Israelites what formerly the encampment had been in the desert.
         1a2 of the sacred congregation or assembly of Israel, as it had been gathered formerly in camps in the wilderness.
      1b the barracks of the Roman soldiers, which at Jerusalem were in the castle of Antonia.
   2 an army in a line of battle.

Frequency of Armies (original languages)

Frequency of Armies (English)


The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Armies
The church is called so, and said to be terrible. (Song of Song of Solomon 6:10) And in allusion to the same, the Lord himself is called the Lord of hosts. And hence, that expression in the hymn, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth, or rather Zebaoth, which signifies, hosts or armies. Beautifully the Lord takes this title to himself; not only to indicate the greatness of his power, but the greatness of his security to his church and people, in his care and government over them. And it is a blessed thing to have this Lord God of Zebaoth for our stay.
See Sabaoth
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Armies
In the reign of David, the Hebrews acquired such skill in the military art, together with such strength, as gave them a decided superiority over their competitors on the field of battle. David increased the standing army, which Saul had introduced. Solomon introduced cavalry into the military force of the nation, also chariots. Both cavalry and chariots were retained in the subsequent age; an age, in which military arms were improved in their construction, the science of fortification made advances, and large armies were mustered. From this period, till the time when the Hebrews became subject to the Assyrians and Chaldeans, but little improvement was made in the arts of war. The Maccabees, after the return of the Hebrews from the captivity, gave a new existence to the military art among them. But their descendants were under the necessity of submitting to the superior power of the Romans.
Whenever there was an immediate prospect of war, a levy was made by the genealogists, Deuteronomy 20:5-9 . In the time of the kings, there was a head or ruler of the persons, that made the levy, denominated השזטר , who kept an account of the number of the soldiers, but who is, nevertheless, to be distinguished from the generalissimo, הסופד , 2 Chronicles 26:11 . Compare 2 Samuel 8:17 ; 2 Samuel 20:25 ; 2 Chronicles 18:16 . After the levy was fully made out, the genealogists gave public notice, that the following persons might be excused, from military service, Deuteronomy 20:5-8 :
1. Those who had built a house, and had not yet inhabited it.
2. Those who had planted a כרס , that is, an olive or vine garden, and had not as yet tasted the fruit of it; an exemption, consequently, which extended through the first five years after such planting.
3. Those who had bargained for a spouse, but had not celebrated the nuptials; also those who had not as yet lived with their wife, for a year.
4. The faint-hearted, who would be likely to discourage others, and who, if they had gone into battle, where, in those early times, every thing depended on personal prowess, would only have fallen victims.
At the head of each rank or file of fifty, was the captain of fifty. The other divisions consisted of a hundred, a thousand, and ten thousand men, each one of which was headed by its appropriate commander. These divisions ranked in respect to each other according to their families, and were subject to the authority of the heads of those families, 2 Chronicles 25:5 ; 2 Chronicles 26:12-13 . The centurions, and chiliarchs or captains of thousands, were admitted into the councils of war, 1 Chronicles 13:1-3 ; 1 Samuel 18:13 . The leader of the whole army was denominated אלאּ?שרהצבא , the captain of the host. The genealogists, (in the English version, officers, ) according to a law in Deuteronomy 20:9 , had the right of appointing the persons who were to act as officers in the army; and they, undoubtedly, made it a point, in their selections, to choose those who are called heads of families. The practice of thus selecting military officers ceased under the kings. Some of them were then chosen by the king, and in other instances the office became permanent and hereditary in the heads of families. Both kings and generals had armour bearers, נשא כלים . They were chosen from the bravest of the soldiery, and not only bore the arms of their masters, but were employed to give his commands to the subordinate captains, and were present at his side in the hour of peril, 1 Samuel 14:6 ; 1 Samuel 17:7 . The infantry, the cavalry, and the chariots of war were so arranged, as to make separate divisions of an army, Exodus 14:6-7 . The infantry were divided likewise into light-armed troops, גדודים , and into spearmen, Genesis 49:19 ; 1 Samuel 30:8 ; 1 Samuel 30:15 ; 1 Samuel 30:23 ; 2 Samuel 3:22 ; 2 Samuel 4:2 ; 2 Samuel 22:30 ; Psalms 18:30 ; 2 Kings 5:2 ; Hosea 7:1 . The light-armed infantry were furnished with a sling and javelin, with a bow, arrows, and quiver, and also, at least in latter times, with a buckler. They fought the enemy at a distance. The spearmen, on the contrary, who were armed with spears, swords, and shields, fought hand to hand, 1 Chronicles 12:24 ; 1 Chronicles 12:34 ; 2 Chronicles 14:8 ; 2 Chronicles 17:17 . The light-armed troops were commonly taken from the tribes of Ephraim and Benjamin, 2 Chronicles 14:8 ; 2 Chronicles 17:17 . Compare Genesis 49:27 ; Psalms 78:9 .
The art of laying out an encampment appears to have been well understood in Egypt, long before the departure of the Hebrews from that country. It was there that Moses became acquainted with that mode of encamping, which, in the second chapter of Numbers, is prescribed to the Hebrews. In the encampment of the Israelites, it appears that the holy tabernacle occupied the centre. In reference to this circumstance, it may be remarked, that it is the common practice in the east, for the prince or leader of a tribe to have his tent pitched in the centre of the others; and it ought not to be forgotten, that God, whose tent or palace was the holy tabernacle, was the prince, the leader of the Hebrews. The tents nearest to the tabernacle were those of the Levites, whose business it was to watch it, in the manner of a Pretorian guard. The family of Gershom pitched to the west, that of Kehath to the south, that of Merari to the north. The priests occupied a position to the east, opposite to the entrance of the tabernacle, Numbers 1:53 ; Numbers 3:21-38 . At some distance to the east, were the tribes of Judah, Issachar, and Zebulon; on the south were those of Reuben, Simeon, and Gad; to the west were Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin; to the north, Dan, Asher, and Naphtali. The people were thus divided into four bodies, three tribes to a division; each of which divisions had its separate standard, דגל . Each of the large family associations likewise, of which the different tribes were composed, had a separate standard, termed, in contradistinction from the other, אות ; and every Hebrew was obliged to number himself with his particular division, and follow his appropriate standard. Of military standards, there were,—
1. The standard, denominated דגל ; one of which pertained to each of the four general divisions. The four standards of this name were large, and ornamented with colours in white, purple, crimson, and dark blue. The Jewish Rabbins assert, (rounding their statement on Genesis 49:3 ; Genesis 49:9 ; Genesis 49:17 ; Genesis 49:22 , which in this case is very doubtful authority,) that the first of these standards, namely, that of Judah, bore a lion; the second, or that of Reuben, bore a man; that of Ephraim, which was the third, displayed the figure of a bull; while that of Dan, which was the fourth, exhibited the representation of cherubim. They were wrought into the standards with embroidered work.
2. The standard, called אות . The ensign of this name belonged to the separate classes of families.
3. The standard, called נס . This standard was not, like the others, borne from place to place. It appears from Numbers 21:8-9 , that it was a long pole, fixed into the earth. A flag was fastened to its top, which was agitated by the wind, and seen at a great distance, Jeremiah 4:6 ; Jeremiah 4:21 ; Jeremiah 51:2 ; Jeremiah 51:12 ; Jeremiah 51:27 ; Ezekiel 27:7 . In order to render it visible, as far as possible, it was erected on lofty mountains, and was in this way used as a signal, to assemble soldiers. It no sooner made its appearance on such an elevated position, than the war-cry was uttered, and the trumpets were blown, Isaiah 5:26 ; Isaiah 13:2 ; Isaiah 18:3 ; Isaiah 30:17 ; Isaiah 49:22 ; Isaiah 62:10-12 .
Before battle the various kinds of arms were put into the best order; the shields were anointed, and the soldiers refreshed themselves by taking food, lest they should become weary and faint under the pressure of their labours, Jeremiah 46:3-4 ; Isaiah 21:5 . The soldiers, more especially the generals and king, except when they wished to remain unknown, 1 Kings 22:30-34 , were clothed in splendid habiliments, which are denominated, הדריאּ?קדש , the sacred dress, Psalms 110:3 . It was the duty of the priests, before the commencement of the battle, to exhort the Hebrews to exhibit that courage which was required by the exigency of the occasion. The words which they used were as follows:— "Hear, O Israel; ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies; let not your hearts faint; fear not, and do not tremble; neither be ye terrified, because of them. For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you,"
Deuteronomy 20:2 , &c. The last ceremony, previous to an engagement, was the sounding of the sacred trumpets by the priests, Numbers 10:9-10 ; 2 Chronicles 13:12-14 ; 1Ma_3:54 .

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Sabaoth - The transliteration of the Hebrew word Tsebha'oth , Meaning "hosts," "armies" ( Romans 9:29 ; James 5:4 ). ) It may designate Jehovah as either (1) God of the Armies of earth, or (2) God of the Armies of the stars, or (3) God of the unseen Armies of angels; or perhaps it may include all these ideas
Battle - See Armies
Mahanaim - Tents; two fields; two Armies
Vivandier - ) In Continental Armies, esp
Army - Thus in Egypt, Israel could be referred to as having “armies” even when they did not have a political organization (Exodus 6:26 ; Exodus 7:4 ; Exodus 12:17 ). Goliath learned that to defy God's people was to defy the “armies of the living God” (1Samuel 17:26,1 Samuel 17:36 ), for God was the “God of the Armies of Israel” (1 Samuel 17:45 ). In face of God, humans can only confess, “Is there any number of his Armies?” (Job 25:3 ). Israel recognized God's anger when God did not go out with their Armies (Psalm 44:9 ). To announce salvation, the prophet proclaimed the fury of God upon all Armies (Isaiah 34:2 ). In the New Testament the writer of Hebrews looked back on the heroes of faith and proclaimed that through faith they “turned to flight the Armies of the aliens” (Hebrews 11:34 ). John's vision of the end time included the Armies of heaven following the King of kings to victory over the beast and the false prophet (Revelation 19:11-21 ). ...
Armies were organized in different ways during Israel's history
Sabaoth - ) Armies; hosts
Havildar - ) In the British Indian Armies, a noncommissioned officer of native soldiers, corresponding to a sergeant
Sabaoth - Armies a word used, Romans 9:29 , James 5:4 , the Lord of Sabaoth
Sabaoth - (Romans 9:29 and James 5:4) Perhaps the word might be more properly read Zabaoth, Armies, from Tzaba, army, (Jeremiah 11:20) And when joined to the incommunicable name of JEHOVAH, it forms together that glorious title The Lord of hosts, or Armies. And when we call to mind that the whole creation of God are his Armies, what a sense of greatness and glory do such ideas awaken in the mind! It may serve in some measure to teach us the reverence Moses, the man of God, endeavoured to impress the children of Israel with when he proclaimed JEHOVAH under these characters—"that thou mayest fear (said Moses) this glorious and fearful name, the Lord thy God
Apace - ]'>[1] means ‘at a quick pace,’ as Psalms 68:12 ‘kings of Armies did flee apace
Hosts - The Armies of Israel were the Armies of God, the hosts of Yahweh (1 Samuel 17:45; cf. Yet as Lord of hosts, God is more than just God of the Armies of Israel
Vivandiere - ) In Continental Armies, especially in the French army, a woman accompanying a regiment, who sells provisions and liquor to the soldiers; a female sutler
Abishai - the son of Zeruiah, David's sister, who was one of the most valiant men of his time, and one of the principal generals in David's Armies
Centurion - Among the Romans, a military officer who commanded a hundred men, a century or company of infantry, answering to the captain in modern Armies
Lord of Hosts - in Isaias 9:9, as in many other passages of the Bible, designates God as supreme over untold Armies of spiritual and other agencies, which He can employ to give effect to His purposes. The angels, the stars, as well as Armies of men are represented in the Bible as subject to Him
Hosts, Lord of - in Isaias 9:9, as in many other passages of the Bible, designates God as supreme over untold Armies of spiritual and other agencies, which He can employ to give effect to His purposes. The angels, the stars, as well as Armies of men are represented in the Bible as subject to Him
Cuirassier - ) In modern Armies, a soldier of the heaviest cavalry, wearing a cuirass only when in full dress
Carmagnole - ) A bombastic report from the French Armies
Commissariat - ) The organized system by which Armies and military posts are supplied with food and daily necessaries
Helkathhazzurim - Field of heroes, a place near Gibeon, so named from a fatal duel- like combat, preceding a battle between the Armies of David and Ish- bosheth, 2 Samuel 2:16
e'Phra-im, the Wood of, - a wood, or rather a forest, on the east of Jordan, in which the fatal battle was fought between the Armies of David and of Absalom
Barak - Together with Deborah led a small Israelite army in battle against the occupying Armies of the Canaanite king, Jabin, and his general, Sisera
Elah, Valley of - Where David slew Goliath in the presence of the two Armies
Army (2) - —‘Armies’ (στρατεύματα) are mentioned by Jesus as the natural instruments of discipline at the command of an Eastern king (Matthew 22:7). He also foretells (Luke 21:20) the day when ‘Jerusalem shall be compassed with Armies’ (στρατόπεδα). Otherwise there is little allusion to Armies in the Gospels, and comparatively small use is made of lessons or figures drawn from military life
North Country - Most of the invading Armies entered Palestine from the north (Isaiah 41:25 ; Jeremiah 1:14,15 ; 50:3,9,41 ; 51:48 ; Ezekiel 26:7 )
Sab'Aoth, the Lord of, - " Sabaoth is the Greek form of the Hebrew word tsebaoth "armies," and is translated in the Authorized Version of the Old Testament by "Lord of hosts," "Lord God of hosts. " In the mouth and the mind of an ancient Hebrew, Jehovah-tsebaoth was the leader and commander of the Armies of the nation, who "went forth with them" (Psalm 44:9 ) and led them to certain victory over the worshippers of Baal Chemosh
Maroth - ” Town in lowlands of Judah which would be attacked as invading Armies approached Jerusalem (Micah 1:12 )
Battle-ax - Jeremiah 51:20 (a) GOD uses this figure to describe the great Armies of Babylon
Sabaoth - (Hebrew: army, hosts) ...
Title of majesty applied chiefly to God, "the Lord of Hosts," hosts meaning whatever suggests strength or power; the Armies of Israel; the angelic hosts of Heaven; the might and beauty of the universe
Cossack - ) One of a warlike, pastoral people, skillful as horsemen, inhabiting different parts of the Russian empire and furnishing valuable contingents of irregular cavalry to its Armies, those of Little Russia and those of the Don forming the principal divisions
Camp - "...
Revelation 20:9 (b) A term used to describe the Armies of Israel encamped in and around Jerusalem
Olive Branch - In ancient times it was used as a signal between contending Armies, asking for a truce
Flintlock - , the old-fashioned musket of European and other Armies
Sabaoth - 1: σαβαώθ (Strong's #4519 — Noun — sabaoth — sab-ah-owth' ) is the transliteration of a Hebrew word which denotes "hosts" or "armies," Romans 9:29 ; James 5:4 . While the word "hosts" probably had special reference to angels, the title "the Lord of hosts" became used to designate Him as the One who is supreme over all the innumerable hosts of spiritual agencies, or of what are described as "the Armies of heaven
Encounter - ) To come against face to face; to meet; to confront, either by chance, suddenly, or deliberately; especially, to meet in opposition or with hostile intent; to engage in conflict with; to oppose; to struggle with; as, to encounter a friend in traveling; two Armies encounter each other; to encounter obstacles or difficulties, to encounter strong evidence of a truth. as enemies; to engage in combat; to fight; as, three Armies encountered at Waterloo
Uhlan - ) One of a kind of light cavalry of Tartaric origin, first introduced into European Armies in Poland
na'Ara-i - (handmaid ), one of the valiant men of David's Armies
Armour-Bearer - They were the adjutants of our modern Armies (Judges 9:54 ; 1 Samuel 14:7 ; 16:21 ; 31:6 )
Antiochus iv epiphanes - The Maccabees fought, and miraculously defeated his Armies
Logistics - ) That branch of the military art which embraces the details of moving and supplying Armies
Conflict - A fighting combat, as between men, and applicable to individuals or to Armies as, the conflict was long and desperate. To drive or strike against, as contending men, or Armies to fight to contend with violence as conflicting Armies
Junction - ) The act of joining, or the state of being joined; union; combination; coalition; as, the junction of two Armies or detachments; the junction of paths
Goliath - A celebrated giant of Gath, who challenged the Armies of Israel, and was encountered and slain by David
Sabaoth - Or rather Tsabaoth, hosts or Armies. JEHOVAH SABAOTH is the Lord of Hosts; and we are to understand the word hosts in the most comprehensive sense, as including the host of heaven, the angels and minister of the Lord; the stars and planets, which, as an army ranged in battle array, perform the will of God; the Armies of earth, whose conflicts his providence overrules to the accomplishment of his own wise designs; the hordes of inferior creatures, as the locusts that plagued Egypt, the quails that fed Israel, and "the canker-worm and the palmer-worm, his great army," Joel 2:15 ; and lastly, the people of the Lord, both of the old and new covenants, a truly great army, of which God is the general and commander, 2 Samuel 6:2 Psalm 24:10 Romans 9:29 James 5:4
Champion - The Hebrew phrase in 1Samuel 17:4,1 Samuel 17:23 is literally “the man of the space between”—that is the man (like Goliath) who fights a single opponent in the space between two Armies
Champion - Single combats of this kind at the head of Armies were common in ancient times
Skirmish - ) A slight fight in war; a light or desultory combat between detachments from Armies, or between detached and small bodies of troops
Calamity - Any great misfortune, or cause of misery generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evils, as loss of crops, earthquakes, conflagrations, defeat of Armies, and the like
Mesha - The united Armies of the two kings came unexpectedly on the army of the Moabites, and gained over them an easy victory. The whole land was devastated by the conquering Armies, and Mesha sought refuge in his last stronghold, Kir-harasheth (q. Reduced to despair, he ascended the wall of the city, and there, in the sight of the allied Armies, offered his first-born son a sacrifice to Chemosh, the fire-god of the Moabites
Phut - Phut is placed between Egypt and Canaan in Genesis 10:6 , and elsewhere we find the people of Phut described as mercenaries in the Armies of Egypt and Tyre (Jeremiah 46:9 ; Ezekiel 30:5 ; 27:10 )
Augurs - ; observations made on occasion of founding colonies, levying Armies, or before a battle
Bow - The expression, "to break the bow," so frequent in Scripture, signifies to destroy the power of a people, because the principal offensive weapon, of Armies, was anciently the bow
Warfare - The Philistines gathered their Armies for warfare
Battle - A fight, or encounter between enemies, or opposing Armies an engagement. It is usually applied to Armies or large bodies of men but in popular language, the word is applied to an encounter between small bodies, between individuals, or inferior animals. ...
A pitched battle is one in which the Armies are previously drawn up in form, with a regular disposition of the forces
Larrey, Baron Dominique Jean - Surgeon-in-chief of the Napoleonic Armies and favorite of the Emperor by whom he was ennobled on the field of Wagram, 1809
Lehabim - They served in the Egyptian Armies (2 Chronicles 12:3; 2 Chronicles 16:8; Nahum 3:9; Daniel 11:43)
Combat - ) An engagement of no great magnitude; or one in which the parties engaged are not Armies
Shulamite - The 'two Armies' seen in the Shulamite doubtless refer to the union of Judah and Israel
Goliath - A giant of Gath, who for forty days defied the Armies of Israel
Third Crusade - Under Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, who started 1189, and Philip Augustus of France and Richard Creur de Lion of England, who left the following year, the Armies finally won Saint Jean d'Acre, 1191, and Richard concluded a truce with Saladin, 1192
Bithron - ” As David ruled Judah in Hebron and Ishbosheth ruled Israel in Mahanaim, their Armies clashed under generals Joab and Abner
Barak - He was one of those who διὰ πίστεως ‘waxed mighty in war, turned to flight Armies of aliens’ (11:34)
Phut or Put - A son of Ham, Genesis 10:6 , whose posterity are named with Cush and Ludim as serving in Egyptian Armies, and as part of the host of Gog, Jeremiah 46:9 Ezekiel 27:10 30:5 38:5 Nahum 3:9
Zemaraim - Here the Armies of Abijah and Jeroboam engaged in a bloody battle, which issued in the total defeat of the king of Israel, who never "recovered strength again," and soon after died
Desolation - The abomination of desolation, Roman Armies which ravaged and destroyed Jerusalem
Adonibezek - Lord of Bezek, a Canaanitish king who, having subdued seventy of the chiefs that were around him, made an attack against the Armies of Judah and Simeon, but was defeated and brought as a captive to Jerusalem, where his thumbs and great toes were cut off
Tartan - The commander-in-chief, who commanded his Armies in his absence (Isaiah 20:1)
Gog - His Armies came "from the northern parts," from the country bordering on the Black Sea, i
Army - Among savages, Armies are differently formed
Engineer Corps - , and, in time of war, supervises the engineering operations of the Armies in the field
Khaki - In the United States and British Armies khaki or cloth of a very similar color is almost exclusively used for service in the field
Miner - ; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines; as, Armies have sappers and miners
Hadadezer - He was twice defeated by king David's Armies
Harosheth of the Gentiles - This is said to have been the residence of Sisera, the general of the Armies of Jabin, king of Canaan, who reigned at Hazor
Sabaoth - But it is the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew Tsebaoth, "hosts" or "armies," so often recurring in the Old Testament, "the Lord of hosts," Isaiah 1:9, "the Lord God of hosts," i
Tiphsah - The classical Thapsacus , the chief crossing-place on the middle Euphrates for caravans and Armies, after the decline of Carchemish in the Persian period
Yoav - (9th century BCE) Nephew of King David and general of his Armies, brother of warriors Abishai, and Asahel
Joab ben zeruiah - (9th century BCE) Nephew of King David and general of his Armies, brother of warriors Abishai, and Asahel
Lick - Numbers 22:4 (b) This is an illustration of the complete and thorough work that the Armies of Moab expected Israel to do in conquering them and in overrunning their country
Sabaoth - or rather Zabaoth, a Hebrew word, signifying hosts or Armies, יהוה צבאות , Jehovah Sabaoth, The Lord of Hosts
Sabaoth - (ssa ba' ohth) Transliteration of Hebrew meaning, “hosts, Armies, heavenly bodies. ” Part of a divine title, “Lord of Hosts” variously interpreted as Lord of Israel's Armies (compare 1 Samuel 17:45 ); the deposed Canaanite nature gods whose title Yahweh assumed; the stars; members of Yahweh's heavenly court or council; a comprehensive title for all beings, heavenly and earthly; an intensive title describing God as all powerful
Fight - ) A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between Armies, ships, or navies, etc. ) To strive or contend for victory, with Armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; - followed by with or against
Deluge - ) To overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread; to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern nations deluged the Roman empire with their Armies; the land is deluged with woe
Tirhakah - The Assyrian Armies under Esarhaddon, and again under Assur-bani-pal, invaded Egypt and defeated Tirhakah, who afterwards retired into Ethiopia, where he died, after reigning twenty-six years
Hornet - Sayce has suggested that the reference may be to the Armies of Rameses iii
Baasha - the son of Ahijah, commander-in-chief of the Armies belonging to Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, king of Israel
Baasha - Son of Ahijah, and commander of the Armies of Nadab, king of Israel
Zebulun - Militarily, the tribe distinguished itself in the struggles to possess the land, fighting faithfully in the Armies of Deborah and Barak, and Gideon (Judges 4:6 ; Judges 6:35 )
Defy - To dare to provoke to combat or strife, by appealing to the courage of another to invite one to contest to challenge as, Goliath defied the Armies of Israel
Consolidate - ) To unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body; to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to consolidate the Armies of the republic
Pavilion, - " ( Psalm 27:5 ) (Among the Egyptians pavilions were built in a similar style to houses, though on a smaller scale in various parts of the country, and in the foreign districts through which the Egyptian Armies passed, for the use of the king --Wilkinson
Sabaoth - Some take the ‘Hosts’ in question as the Armies of Israel which Jahweh leads on to victory (Judges 4:14), while others find an allusion to the stars, the host of heaven, or to the Armies of angels (but it is contended that in the plural צְבָאוֹת is used only of earthly warriors)
Aphek - City whose king Joshua defeated (Joshua 12:18 ), where Philistine Armies formed to face Israel in days of Samuel (1 Samuel 4:1 ) resulting in Philistine victory and capture of Israel's ark of the covenant. Philistine Armies including David and his men gathered in Aphek to fight Saul
Army - In the NT it denotes the distribution of troops in army formation, "armies," Hebrews 11:34 ; a camp, as of the Israelites, Exodus 19:17 ; 29:14 ; 32:17 ; hence, in Hebrews 13:11,13 , of Jerusalem, since the city was to the Jews what the camp in the wilderness had been to the Israelites; in Revelation 20:9 , the "armies" or camp of the saints, at the close of the Millennium
Aphek - City whose king Joshua defeated (Joshua 12:18 ), where Philistine Armies formed to face Israel in days of Samuel (1 Samuel 4:1 ) resulting in Philistine victory and capture of Israel's ark of the covenant. Philistine Armies including David and his men gathered in Aphek to fight Saul
Abner - The son of Ner, Saul's uncle, and the general of his Armies, 1 Samuel 14:50
Lubim - These were a very ancient people living west of Egypt, who were subdued by the Egyptians at an early date and long furnished mercenary soldiers to their Armies
Supper - The destruction of the two beasts and their Armies is spoken of as providing a supper for the birds that fly in mid-heaven
Armies - And hence, that expression in the hymn, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth, or rather Zebaoth, which signifies, hosts or Armies
Invade - The French Armies invaded Holland in 1795
Highways - On special occasions kings had roads prepared for the progress of their Armies, or their own going from place to place
Hazor - When the Armies of Israel entered Canaan under Joshua, they conquered Hazor and burnt it (Joshua 11:1; Joshua 11:10-11)
Clouds - Clouds are the symbol of Armies and multitudes, probably by their grand and majestic movements, Isaiah 60:8 Jeremiah 4:13 Hebrews 12:1
Guest - Figurative uses of guest include Zephaniah 1:7 where consecrated guests are an image of invading Armies the Lord invited to punish Judah
Ramoth-Gilead - Many battles were fought there, and the town often fell to invading Armies (1 Kings 22:1-40; 2 Kings 8:28-29; 2 Kings 9:1-16)
Siegeworks - Scaling ladders lifted Armies over the walls into the city
Calf - A calf symbolized the bullish Gentile Armies (Psalm 68:30 ) and Egyptian mercenary soldiers (Jeremiah 46:21 )
Assembly - In Armies, the second beating of the drum before a march, when the soldiers strike their tents
Goliath - The giant of Gath, who for forty days defied the Armies of Israel
Rude - ) Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; - said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of Armies
Fox - It follows after caravans and Armies, and devours the bodies of the dead, and even digs them up from their graves
Goli'Ath - (splendor ), a famous giant of Gath, who "morning and evening for forty days" defied the Armies of Israel
Physical - ) Of or pertaining to nature (as including all created existences); in accordance with the laws of nature; also, of or relating to natural or material things, or to the bodily structure, as opposed to things mental, moral, spiritual, or imaginary; material; natural; as, Armies and navies are the physical force of a nation; the body is the physical part of man
Black Book - (1):...
A book kept for the purpose of registering the names of persons liable to censure or punishment, as in the English universities, or the English Armies
Naaman - Pleasantness, a Syrian, the commander of the Armies of Benhadad II
Convention - ) An agreement or contract less formal than, or preliminary to, a treaty; an informal compact, as between commanders of Armies in respect to suspension of hostilities, or between states; also, a formal agreement between governments or sovereign powers; as, a postal convention between two governments
Unite - ) To put together so as to make one; to join, as two or more constituents, to form a whole; to combine; to connect; to join; to cause to adhere; as, to unite bricks by mortar; to unite iron bars by welding; to unite two Armies
Several - ...
Four several Armies to the field are lead
Syria - Second, this was followed by a short period of independence, when the Jewish nation in the south was growing in power, until it reached its early zenith in the golden days of Solomon; and when Tyre and Sidon were rich cities, sending their traders far and wide, over land and sea, as missionaries of civilization, while in the north the confederate tribes of the Hittites held back the Armies of the kings of Assyria. The third, and to us most interesting, period is that during which the kings of Assyria were dominant over the plains of Syria; when Tyre, Sidon, Ashdod, and Jerusalem bowed beneath the conquering Armies of Shalmaneser, Sargon, and Sennacherib; and when at last Memphis and Thebes yielded to the power of the rulers of Nineveh and Babylon, and the kings of Assyria completed with terrible fulness the bruising of the reed of Egypt so clearly foretold by the Hebrew prophets
Tirhakah - The Ethiopian influence and authority over Egypt appear in the large proportion of Ethiopians in Shishak's and Zerah's Armies (2 Chronicles 12:3; 2 Chronicles 16:8); also in Pharaoh Necho's (Jeremiah 46:9). the land of Armies with clashing arms; Vitringa supports KJV Ethiopia "shadowing," i
Fowl - ...
Daniel 7:6 (b) Here is a type of the swiftness with which Alexander's four Armies and generals would progress in their campaign to conquer the earth. ...
Revelation 19:21 (b) By this type we understand the destructive and consuming power of the Armies who would destroy their enemies
Cornet - It was of a winding shape like a horn used in Armies and on occasions of joy
Darius - The first of three people named Darius mentioned in the Bible is Darius the Mede, who took control of Babylon when the city fell to the Medo-Persian Armies in 539 BC (Daniel 5:30-31)
Thrace - Of the latter there was a plentiful supply, and as soldiers of fortune they were to be found in the Armies of the richer States
All - In this case it was bitterness because of the oppression and the destruction from invading Armies
Wells - The well naturally became the halting-place of the traveller, Genesis 24:11; the camping-place of Armies, Judges 7:1, etc
Bruise - ...
2 Kings 18:21 (b) Here is described some of the weaknesses of the Armies of Egypt, which were not always to be invincible. The Lord was indicating clearly that already Pharaoh's Armies were injured and hampered
Olives, Mount of - It provided a lookout base and signaling point for Armies defending Jerusalem
Rush - ) To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, Armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice
Arrow - Ezekiel 21:21 , informs us, that Nebuchadnezzar, putting himself at the head of his Armies, to march against Zedekiah, king of the Jews, and against the king of the Ammonites, stood at the parting of two ways, to mingle his arrows together in a quiver, in order to divine from thence which way he should march
Rib-Lah -
Riblah in the land of Hamath, a place on the great road between Palestine and Babylonia, at which the kings of Babylonia were accustomed to remain while directing the operations of their Armies in Palestine and Phoenicia
Chariot - The Armies of other nations likewise relied heavily on chariots (1 Kings 22:31; 2 Kings 6:11-14; 2 Kings 18:24; 2 Kings 19:23; see also WAR)
Benaiah - Midway between the first three of "the mighty men" (gibborim ), and the 30 "valiant men of the Armies. One of David's 30 "valiant men of the Armies," the Pirathonite, an Ephraimite, captain of the 11th monthly course (2 Samuel 23:30; 1 Chronicles 11:31; 1 Chronicles 27:14)
Meet - The Armies met on the plains of Pharsalia. The Armies met at Waterloo, and decided the fate of Buonaparte
Banner - an ensign, or standard, used by Armies or caravans on their journeys in the eastern countries. See Armies
God: Love of - The forms of men shall be as they had never been; The blasted groves shall lose their fresh and tender green; The birds of the thicket shall end their pleasant song, And the nightingale shall cease to chant the evening long; The kine of the pasture shall feel the dart that kills, And all the fair white flocks shall perish from the hills; The goat and antlered stag, the wolf and the fox, The wild boar of the wood, and the chamois of the rocks, And the strong and fearless bear, in the trodden dust shall lie; And the dolphin of the sça, and the mighty whale shall die, And realms shall be dissolved, and empires be no more; And they shall bow to death, who ruled from shore to shore; ...
And the great globe itself (so the holy writings tell), With the rolling firmament, where the starry Armies dwell, Shall melt with fervent heat: they shall all pass away, Except the love of God, which shall live and last for aye
Antiochus - From this time the Jews began the great war of independence under their heroic Maccabean leaders with marked success, defeating the Armies of Antiochus that were sent against them
Elisha - Many miracles also were wrought at his word; some of these were, healing the waters of Jericho; supplying the widow's cruse with oil, and the allied Armies of Judah, Israel, and Edom with water; gaining a son for the woman of Shunem, and restoring him to life; healing the leprosy of Naaman; detecting and punishing Ghazi
Troop - ...
Armies at the call of trumpet, ...
Troop to their standard
mo'Din, - At Modin the Maccabean Armies encamped on the eves of two of their most memorable victories --that of Judas over Antiochus Eupator, 2 Maccabees 13:14 , and that of Simon over Cendebeus
Army - Apart from these, David’s Armies were raised by levy as before, but now from the whole nation, hence the technical use of ‘the people’ in the sense of ‘the army’ ( 2 Samuel 20:12 and often). Foreign mercenaries figure largely in the Armies of the later Maccabæan princes and of Herod. No reference has been made to the numbers of the Hebrew Armies, since these have in so many cases been greatly corrupted in transmission
Goliath -
A famous giant of Gath, who for forty days openly defied the Armies of Israel, but was at length slain by David with a stone from a sling (1 Samuel 17:4 )
Ivory - Lists of booty taken by victorious Armies included ivory objects
Hammer - GOD picked out the Armies of Babylon to punish and to destroy the nations of the earth
Alarm - The alarm called later Israel to battle (Numbers 10:9 ) and reminded them of God's presence with their Armies
Thirst - He could not get to Jerusalem because of the Armies of Saul
Come Near, Approach - Opposing Armies are said “to draw near” to battle each other ( North Country, Land of the North - Here it is sufficient to recall the general fact that, while in the early history of Israel the land was invaded by many small peoples from the east and south, after the rise of the Assyrian and Chaldæan powers the attacks were made by larger Armies which came in the course of their march down through Syria or the Mediterranean coast-land, the eastern desert route being impossible
Eliab - He is mentioned as being a warrior in the Israelite camp on the occasion of Goliath’s challenge to and defiance of the Armies of Israel; he rebukes his younger brother David for his presumption in mixing himself up with the affairs of the army; his attitude towards David, after the victory of the latter over Goliath, is not mentioned
Engage - ) To enter into conflict; to join battle; as, the Armies engaged in a general battle
Tempest - ...
Isaiah 54:11 (b) This type describes the sorrows and afflictions of Israel - pestilence, famine, invasion of hostile Armies, internal insurrections, and other troubles which laid Israel low among the nations
Organ - ) An instrument or medium by which some important action is performed, or an important end accomplished; as, legislatures, courts, Armies, taxgatherers, etc
Compass - , "cycle") signifies "to move in a circle, to compass about," as of a city "encompassed" by Armies, Luke 21:20 ; Hebrews 11:30 ; in Acts 14:20 , "stood round about
Soldiers - The Armies (στρατόπεδα) that would encircle Jerusalem in the fatal siege of Titus (a. ) we read of the Armies (στρατεύματα) which the king sent to avenge the murder of his servants
First Crusade - The regular crusade, however, was well organized, and contained four principal Armies, under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon, Hugh of Vermandois, brother of King Philip I of France; Raymond of Saint-Gilles, and Tancred
Apparel - Generals of Armies usually wore scarlet robes (Judges 8:26 ; Nahum 2:3 )
Flax - Isaiah 43:17 pictures Armies as a wick which the Lord would extinguish
Zoan - It was the rendezvous for the Armies of the Delta, and an imperial city in the 12th dynasty
Eneral - In European Armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal
Thresh - ...
Amos 1:3 (a) This is a description of the persecution and whipping given to Gilead by the Armies of Damascus
Phut - ...
The people of Phut dwelt close to Egypt and Ethiopia,and served in Egypt's Armies with shield and bow
Fight - ...
While the word is commonly used in the context of “armies engaged in pitched battle” against each other ( Ablution - ...
Lustration, among the Romans, was a solemn ceremony by which they purified their cities, fields, Armies, or people, after any crime or impurity
Camp, Encampments - A similar mode of encamping was practiced by large caravans, and by Armies, 1 Samuel 26:5
Cross - In this form a new standard, called the Labarum, was accordingly made, and borne by the Roman Armies
Helkath-Hazzurim - " The combat of the champions was thus indecisive, and there followed a severe general engagement between the two Armies, ending in the total rout of the Israelites under Abner
Balaam - When the Hebrews were journeying to Canaan, Balak king of Moab, sent for Balaam, to curse the Hebrew Armies
Parthians - Hence they were able to harass even the highly disciplined Armies of Rome
Mesopotamia - As to (b), the principal city of the north-eastern region was Nisibis, a busy trading centre and a place of frequent conflict between Roman and Persian Armies. ...
Mesopotamia was constantly being crossed and traversed by Armies and caravans in ancient times, and was repeatedly a scene of conflict between the nations of the West and of the Farther East
Between - ...
In the dual form, bêyn represents “the space between two Armies”: “And there went out a champion [9] out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath …” ( Pharaoh - ...
An ancient pharaoh was an absolute monarch, supreme commander of the Armies, chief justice of the royal court, and high priest of all religion
Hiss - " (Isaiah 5:26) So again the bee of Egypt, and the bee of Assyria, meaning the Armies of those nations, the Lord saith, he will hiss for: that is, will call them
Joab - Joab successfully led David's Armies against the Ammonites (2 Samuel 10:1 )
Harosheth of the Gentiles - ...
Unbelieving fear subsequently altered Israel's policy, so that they shrank from battling with the enemy's chariots in plains such as the Jordan valley, beside which Harosheth stood (Joshua 17:16-18; Judges 1:19), and at last adopted chariots in their Armies under the kings: 2 Samuel 8:4, David; 2 Samuel 15:1, Absalom; 1 Kings 1:5, Adonijah; 1 Kings 4:26, Solomon
Azekah - City where Joshua defeated southern coalition of kings led by Adonizedek of Jerusalem (Joshua 10:10 ), as God cast hailstones from heaven on the fleeing Armies
Fight - A battle an engagement a contest in arms a struggle for victory, either between individuals, or between Armies, ships or navies
Barak - When the Armies were face to face it was still Deborah that had to tell Barak when to arise to the attack
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He believes that after the close of the apocalyptic thousand years will come the loosing of Satan, the seducing of the nations Gog and Magog, the descent of fire from heaven upon their Armies; then the second resurrection, the judgment, the passing away of the old things and the bringing in of the new heavens and new earth; "impii in ambustione aeterna; justi autem cum Deo in vita aeterna" (c
Ben-Hadad - In two successive years he raised large Armies, and made war upon Ahab king of Israel
Debir - Here they were kept confined till Joshua returned from the pursuit of their discomfited Armies, when he caused them to be brought forth, and "Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees" (26)
Fort, Fortification - Walled structures built defense against enemy Armies
Horeb - Here it was, that this great leader of the Armies of Israel had his first view of God in Christ
Just - Pleaseth your lordship ...
To meet his grace,just distance 'tween our Armies? ...
Ptolemais - Jean d’Acre served as the landing-place of governors, of Armies, and of pilgrims. So strong a fortress, guarding so fertile a plain, and a port on the highroad to such rich lands to north, east, and south, could never have been overlooked by hostile Armies, and so we find the Egyptian Thothmes iii
Host - ” At several points this is the meaning of the feminine plural: “And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, that they shall make captains of the Armies to lead the people” ( Armies were positioned during military campaigns. 6:26: “These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the Lord said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their Armies
Abner - David received him favourably, and promised that he would have command of the Armies
Mahanaim - Solomon's bride, the church, is compared to "the company of two Armies" (margin, "Mahanaim," Song of Solomon 6:13)
Forerunner - This sense is seen in the Septuagint or earliest Greek translation of the Old Testament once (Wisdom of Song of Solomon 12:8 ) where wasps were the forerunners of the Armies of Israel
Phoenicia - Invading Armies from north (Hittites), east (Amorites and Assyrians), and south (Egyptians) dominated history until 1000 B
Hazael - ...
The next mention of Hazael shows him fighting at Ramoth-gilead against the allied Armies of Joram, king of Israel, and Ahaziah, king of Judah (2 Kings 8:28-29 ; 2 Kings 9:14 ; 2 Kings 9:16 ); the narrative here breaks off to deal with other matters, and does not say what the result of the fighting was, but from 2 Kings 10:32 ff
Crete, Cretans - In historical times it was famed for its archers, who were valued in the Armies of Europe
Shalamite - ...
"The company of two Armies
Cost - ...
The cost of maintaining Armies is immense and often ruinous
Quarrel - It is never used of Armies and navies in combat
Necho or Pharaoh-Necho - An Egyptian king, mentioned not only in Scripture, but by Herodotus, who says that he was son of Psammetichus, king of Egypt: and that, having succeeded him in the kingdom, he raised great Armies, and sent out great fleets, as well on the Mediterranean as the Red Sea; that he expended a vast sum and many thousands of lives in a fruitless effort to unite and Nile and the Red Sea by a canal; and that he was the first to send a ship wholly around Africa
Blindness - The Armies of France and England, which were so long in Egypt during the French was, suffered severely from ophthalmic disease
Fox - They follow after caravans and Armies, and devour the bodies of the dead, and even dig them up from their graves, Psalm 63:10 Lamentations 5:18
Obadiah - Abdias is the prophet of the God of Armies coming for judgment upon Edom
Machabees, the - The captaincy of the Armies of Israel then fell to Simon, the second son of Mathathias
Megiddo - , has been a route of Armies
Armageddon - ...
Some interpreters take John's designation literally, expecting the Armies of the earth to gather against God in the endtimes below the remains of Old Testament Megiddo; others see in it a more figurative element
Nahum - Nineveh was conquered by the Armies of Babylon in 612 BC
Nero - Finally, several frontier Armies revolted
Judah the Kingdom of - The Armies of Assyria met with varied fortune
Conduct - Conduct of Armies is a princes art
Abdias, Book of - Abdias is the prophet of the God of Armies coming for judgment upon Edom
Esdraelon - This plain has likewise been used for the same purpose by the Armies of every conqueror or invader, from Nabuchodonosor, king of Assyria, to his imitator, Napoleon Buonaparte, who, in the spring of 1799, with a small body of French, defeated an army of several thousand Turks and Mamelukes
Fly - ...
In Isaiah 7:18 , the prophet describing the Armies of Egypt and Assyria, each under the symbol of one of the prevalent insects in those countries, says, "And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt;" (or rather, as the same Hebrew word is rendered in Exodus 16:35 , the fly that is in the borders of the streams of Egypt,)" and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria
Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis, Duke of - The war against the Huguenots ended by the capture of La Rochelle, after a memorable siege conducted by Richelieu in person; in his fight against the princes he frustrated several plots and had some of the leaders put to death (Montmorency, Cinq-Mars, De Thou); in his struggle against the House of Austria he supported Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, and during the French period of the Thirty Years War (1635-1643) had several Armies fighting against the Austro-Spanish troops; although the war brought unspeakable miseries upon several French provinces, especially Artois and Lorraine, the cardinal persisted despite even the pleadings of Saint Vincent de Paul
Lord of Hosts - There is no doubt that in the early stages of the history of the nation the popular view of the functions of Jahweh was concentrated to a large extent on this point that He was the guider and commander of the Armies in warfare; and the same idea lingered late, and lies at the bottom of the objection to the institution of the monarchy which is put in Samuel’s mouth (cf. In the same way, David, as he taunts Goliath, says to him, ‘I come in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the Armies of Israel’ ( 1 Samuel 17:45 )
War - Israel at its Exodus from Egypt went up "according to their Armies," "harnessed," literally, "arranged in five divisions," van, center, two wings, and rearguard (Ewald): Exodus 6:26; Exodus 12:37; Exodus 12:41; Exodus 13:18. By the word of His mouth shall He in person at the head of the Armies of heaven slay antichrist and his hosts in the last days (Revelation 17:14; Revelation 19:11-21)
Michmash - ...
Just as 1 Samuel 14:4 describes, there is what was once a sharp "toothlike rock" on one side of the gorge between the Armies, answering to Bozez ("shining"), and another on the other answering to Seneh (thorn)
Chariot - From this time forward they formed part of the Armies of Israel (1 Kings 22:34 ; 2 Kings 9:16,21 ; 13:7,14 ; 18:24 ; 23:30 )
Abomination That Causes Desolation, the - Luke's account of this prophecy (21:20) is more general and speaks of Armies surrounding Jerusalem
Vale - The 'eemeq , "valley," of Elah in which Israel and the Philistines pitched is distinguished from the (gay "ravine" which lay between the Armies (1 Samuel 17:2-3)
Cloud - This corresponds with the fact that Armies and caravans have frequently been directed by signals of fire and smoke
Og - ...
Either the Ammonites, like the Bedouin, followed in the wake of Israel's Armies as pillagers, and so got possession of it; or Israel sent it to Ammon as a pledge of their having no hostile intentions, the Lord having forbidden them to disturb Ammon, and as a visible token of Israel's power in having overcome such mighty kings as Sihon and Og
Band, Army - Bildad asks the rhetorical question concerning God, “Is there any number [2] of his Armies?” (Job 25:3)
Midian - But at length their Armies, "like grasshoppers for multitude, with camels out of number as sand by the sea side for multitude," which had encamped in the valley of Jezreel, were miraculously defeated by Gideon, Judges 6-8
Zebulun - The tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali distinguished themselves in the war of Barak and Deborah against Sisera, the general of the Armies of Jabin, Judges 4:5-6 ; Judges 4:10 ; Judges 5:14 ; Judges 5:18
Locust - See this circumstance referred to, Judges 6:5 ; Judges 7:12 ; Psalms 105:34 ; Jeremiah 46:23 ; Jeremiah 51:14 ; Joel 1:4 ; Nahum 3:15 ; Jdt_2:19-20 ; where the most numerous Armies are compared to the arbeh, or locust. " Locusts are often used figuratively by the prophets, for invading Armies; and their swarms aptly represented the numbers, the desolating march of the vast military hordes and their predatory followers, which the ancient conquerors of the east poured down upon every country they attacked
Keilah - Its strength, as a key to the hill country of Judah, is implied in the "armies" of the Philistines, and in Saul's calling "all the people together to go down to Keilah
Riblah - Riblah or Riblathah in the land of Hamath, on the high road between Palestine and Babylon, where the Babylonian kings remained in directing the operations of their Armies in Palestine and Phoenicia; where Jehoahaz was put in chains by Pharaoh Necho (2 Kings 23:33), and Zedekiah, after seeing his sons slain, had his own eyes put out (Jeremiah 39:5-7; literally, Jeremiah 39:9-10), and other leading captives were slain, probably by the Assyrian death of impaling (Jeremiah 39:24; Jeremiah 39:27), as depicted on the monuments
Camp - ( See Armies
Babylon - It was again and again visited by hostile Armies, till its inhabitants were all driven from their homes, and the city became a complete desolation, its very site being forgotten from among men
Star - The stars he cast down were the great generals of opposing Armies
Lead - Christ took not on him flesh and blood, that he might conquer and rule nations, lead Armies
Judges - The judges were not ordinary magistrates, but were appointed by God on extraordinary occasions; as to head the Armies, to deliver the people from their enemies, &c. Salian has observed, that they not only presided in courts of justice, but were also at the head of the councils, the Armies, and of every thing that concerned the government of the state; though they never assumed the title either of princes, governors, or the like
War - Armies set up their bases in well protected camps (Hebrews 11:33-349; 1 Samuel 25:13), and usually went to war in spring or summer, when weather conditions were favourable (2 Samuel 11:1; 2 Kings 13:20). A later king, Uzziah, further modernized the army by providing it with better armour and weapons, including special equipment for use against besieging Armies (2 Chronicles 26:14-15). The more powerful Armies had huge pieces of siege equipment, some of which were designed to shoot over the city walls, others to break down the walls
Locust - No walls can stop them; no ditches arrest them; fires kindled in their path are forthwith extinguished by the myriads of their dead, and the countless Armies march on (Joel 2:8,9 )
Gaza - Because of its strategic location, Gaza witnessed the passage of numerous caravans and Armies and often got caught in the middle of the political struggles of the Ancient Near East
Iron - ...
Micah 4:13 (b) By this figure is described the victorious power of the conquering Armies of Israel
Brimstone - His Armies of angelic horsemen have breastplates of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone-red and blue and yellow-and their breath is fire and smoke and brimstone (Revelation 9:17)
Jezreel - It has been the chosen battleground of many Armies
Joram, Jehoram - These two kings, with the king of Edom, assembled their Armies, but there was no water to drink
Brimstone - His Armies of angelic horsemen have breastplates of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone-red and blue and yellow-and their breath is fire and smoke and brimstone (Revelation 9:17)
Levite - ...
They were not included among the Armies of Israel (Numbers 1:47 ; 2:33 ; 26:62 ), but were reckoned by themselves
Hussites - Under the leadership of Ziska of Troznow, however, the two factions successfully resisted both the imperial Armies and the papal crusaders sent to subdue them
Olivet Discourse, the - However, Jesus applied the prophecy to a future overthrow of Jerusalem by Titus' Armies
Staff - Now GOD's wrath was poured out upon that city, their Armies whipped, their strongholds captured
Tribute - As to the children of Israel, he would not suffer one of them to be employed upon them, but made them his soldiers, ministers, and chief officers, to command his Armies, his chariots, and his horsemen
Utraquists - Under the leadership of Ziska of Troznow, however, the two factions successfully resisted both the imperial Armies and the papal crusaders sent to subdue them
Army - This term occurs in Acts 23:27, Revelation 9:16; Revelation 19:14; Revelation 19:19 (in the last three instances referring to Armies [1] of apocalyptic vision). Augustus found himself master of three standing Armies, his own and those of Lepidus and Antony, amounting to 45 legions
Dance - In Song of Solomon 6:13 allusion possibly is made in the "two Armies" to two rows of female dancers vis-avis in performing; but the spiritual sense refers to the two parts of the one church army, the militant and the triumphant
Zedekiah - As a result he brought upon Jerusalem the besieging Armies of Babylon (2 Kings 24:20 b; 25:1; Jeremiah 32:1-2)
War - Her Armies were forbidden to cut down fruit trees in order to build siege equipment ( Bottle - We learn from Homer, that they were in common use among the Greeks at the siege of Troy; for, with a view to an accommodation between the hostile Armies, the heralds carried through the city the things which were necessary to ratify the compact, two lambs, and exhilarating wine, the fruit of the earth, in a bottle of goat skin:...
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Jonathan - This caused the Philistines to gather together their Armies; and Jonathan went secretly and alone with his armour-bearer, but in reliance on the Lord, up to their garrison, and the Philistines were smitten
Sigebert i - 574–575) his Armies overran those districts (Greg
War - In the days before the monarchy the wars of the Hebrew tribes must have resembled those of early Greece, when ‘the two Armies started out, marched till they met, had a fight and went home. Armies
Flies - If the prediction be understood in the literal sense, it represents the oestra or cincinellae, as the Armies of Jehovah, summoned by him to battle against his offending people; or, if it be taken metaphorically, which is perhaps the proper way of expounding it, the prophet compares the numerous and destructive Armies of Babylon to the countless swarms of these flies, whose distant hum is said to strike the quadrupeds with consternation, and whose bite inflicts, on man and beast, a torment almost insupportable
Blow - Hence, to come to blows, is to engage in combat, whether by individuals, Armies, fleets or nations and when by nations, it is war
Water - Invading Armies were at times reduced to sore straits by the stopping of wells ( 2 Kings 3:19 ; 2 Kings 3:25 ), or diversion and concealment of the stream from a fountain ( 2 Chronicles 32:3 f
Gibeon - Honoring this covenant, Joshua led Israel against the Armies of five kings who had attacked Gibeon
Eagle - The eagle is represented in Assyrian sculptures as accompanying their Armies; Nisroch, their god, had an eagle's head
Linen - It was the fitting raiment of the Lamb’s wife, ‘the righteousness of the saints’ ( Revelation 19:3 ); presumptuously assumed by ‘the great city Babylon’ ( Revelation 18:16 ); in it are also arrayed ‘the Armies that are in heaven’ ( Revelation 19:14 )
Number - Number itself importeth not much in Armies, where the men are of weak courage
Power - Power is always a derived characteristic for people, who receive power from God (Deuteronomy 8:18 ; Isaiah 40:29 ; Micah 3:8 ; Matthew 22:29 ; 1 Corinthians 2:4 ; Ephesians 3:7 ), from political position (Esther 1:3 ; Luke 20:20 ), from Armies (1 Chronicles 20:1 ), and from other structures that provide advantage over others
War - In later times kings themselves were accustomed to harangue their Armies
Persia - But his successor, Cyaxares the Second, united with the Persians against the Babylonians, and gave the command of the combined Armies to Cyrus, who took the city of Babylon, killed Belshazzar, the terminated that kingdom 538 B
Power - (2) ‘The powers of the heavens’ ( Matthew 24:29 , Mark 13:25 ) are understood by some as the forces inherent in the sun, moon, stars, and other phenomena of the heavens, by virtue of which they ‘rule over the day and over the night’ ( Genesis 1:18 ); by others these heavenly powers are understood to be the starry hosts themselves conceived as the Armies of the heavens
Jeho'Ram - The three Armies were in the utmost danger of perishing for want of water
Jehoshaphat - The Moabites were subdued; but the dreadful act of Mesha in offering his own son a sacrifice on the walls of Kir-haresheth in the sight of the Armies of Israel filled him with horror, and he withdrew and returned to his own land (2 Kings 3:4-27 )
War - The kings of the Hebrews went to the wars in person, and, in earlier times, fought on foot, as well as the meanest of their soldiers; no horses being used in the Armies of Israel before David. It was the practice of the Roman Armies to stand still in the order of battle, and to receive the shock of their opposers. The mere march of Armies with their weapons, chariots, and trampling coursers, occasioned a great and confused noise, which is compared by the prophets to the roaring of the ocean, and the dashing of the mountain torrents, Isaiah 17:12-13 ; Isaiah 27:2 . See Armies , and See ARMS
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(2) Others (Bengel, Swete, Weiss) explain it by reference to the investment of Jerusalem by the Roman Armies. Between the first appearance of the Roman Armies before Jerusalem (a
Hezekiah - Hezekiah anticipated the time when he would have to confront Assyrian Armies
Caesarea Philippi - After the war, Titus, who succeeded his father as general of the Roman Armies, held gladiatorial shows here during which a number of Jewish prisoners were put to death
Micah, Micaiah - In reply to Abah’s inquiry Micaiah first prophesies smoothly; but Abah bids him speak nothing but the truth; thereupon he foretells the disaster that is to befall the allied Armies of Israel and Judah if they go up to Ramoth-gilead to battle
Horse - Against the Armies of earth and Hades Christ comes forth from the opened heavens sitting on a white horse, and all His followers ride on white horses and are clad in white uniform (Revelation 19:11; Revelation 19:14)
Exodus, the - Another expression is that Jehovah brought them out 'by their Armies
Together - Goliath challenged the Israelites, saying: “I defy the Armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together” ( Abomination - This, without doubt, signifies the ensigns of the Roman Armies under the command of Titus, during the last siege of Jerusalem
On - On the ratification of the treaty, the Armies were disbanded
Temple, Herod's - The building had suffered considerably from natural decay as well as from the assaults of hostile Armies, and Herod, desirous of gaining the favour of the Jews, proposed to rebuild it
Ethiopia - Armies, Isaiah 8:7-8) have spoiled"; the Jews, not the Ethiopians
Elisha - He made a poisonous pottage edible (2 Kings 4:38-41 ), fed a hundred men by multiplying limited resources (2 Kings 4:42-44 ), and miraculously provided water for thirsting Armies (2 Kings 3:13-22 )
Decrees of God - "For he doeth according to his will in the Armies of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?" Daniel 4:35
Nahum - Armies and wealth cannot prevent God's judgment (Nahum 2:3-12 )
Rome And the Roman Empire - The two led their Armies against each other in 31 B. He appointed procurators over these potentially volatile areas, where the Roman legions or Armies were stationed. This event was prophesied by Jesus toward the end of His life when He said: “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by Armies, then know that its desolation has come near” (Luke 21:20 NRSV)
Jordan - A destroyer equally fierce, and cruel, and irresistible, the devoted Edomites were to find in Nebuchadnezzar and his Armies. If it did not in ancient times annually overflow its banks, the majesty of God in dividing its waters to make way for Joshua and the Armies of Israel, was certainly the more striking to the Canaanites; who, when they looked upon themselves as defended in an extraordinary manner by the casual swelling of the river, its breadth and rapidity being both so extremely increased, yet, found it in these circumstances part asunder, and leave a way on dry land for the people of Jehovah
Eagle - If this conjecture be well founded, it discovers the reason why the sacred writers, in describing the victorious march of the Assyrian Armies, allude so frequently to the expanded eagle. Ezekiel denominates him, with great propriety, "a great eagle with great wings," because he was the most powerful monarch of his time, and led into the field more numerous and better appointed Armies, (which the prophet calls, by a beautiful figure, "his wings," the wings of his army,) than perhaps the world had ever seen
Assyria - He directed his Armies into Syria, which had by this time regained its independence, and took (B
Gibeon - The two Armies then engaged in battle, in which Abner and his host were routed and put to flight (2 Samuel 2:12-17 )
Roads - This was probably the way that the Syrian and Assyrian Armies took in their advance on Israel (2 Kings 8:28; 2 Kings 9:14; 2 Kings 10:32, 1 Chronicles 5:26)
Theophany - Angels were sent on missions of this kind (Judges 6:11 ; 13:3 ), and some were identified as captains over heavenly Armies (Daniel 10:5,20 ; 12:1 )
God And Magog - This is conceived in the Apocalypse as the last great battle between the powers of evil and the Armies of God, and as the occasion of the final overthrow of the wicked, when fire comes forth from heaven to devour them
Strength - This is also the emphasis in 1 Kings 15:20: “Ben-hadad … sent the captains of the hosts which he had [3] against the cities of Israel
War - The vast Armies of the kings of Judah and Israel usually fought on foot, armed with spears, swords, and shields; having large bodies of archers and slingers, and comparatively few chariots and horsemen
Part - Night parted the Armies
Book - It is probable that these descriptive phrases are taken from the custom observed in the courts of princes, of keeping a list of persons who are in their service, of the provinces which they govern, of the officers of their Armies, of the number of their troops, and sometimes even of the names of their soldiers
Croisade, or Crusade - Peter, commonly called the Hermit, a native of Amiens in Picardy, had made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem; and being deeply affected with the dangers to which that act of piety now exposed the pilgrims, as well as with the oppression under which the eastern Christians now laboured, formed the bold, and, in all appearance, impracticable design of leading into Asia, from the farthest extremities of the West, Armies sufficient to subdue those potent and warlike nations that now held the holy land in slavery. The more disciplined Armies followed after; and, passing the straits of Constantinople, were mustered in the plains of Asia, and amounted in the whole to 700, 000 men. They neither could agree while marching together in Armies with a view to conquest, nor could they unite their conquests under one government after they had made them
Naphtali - When the Syrian kingdom fell before the Assyrian Armies, northern Israel was exposed, as never before, to the relentless legions of the East; and ‘in the days of Pekah, king of Israel, came Tiglath-pileser Perish - This intensified sense is used of the destruction of peoples (armies), too; as for Pharaoh’s army, “the Lord hath destroyed them unto this day” ( Satan - ” In another instance, David went over to the side of the Philistines; in attempting to fight with them against Israel, some of the Philistine leaders doubted David’s sincerity and felt that he would be “an adversary” in any battle between the two Armies ( Amalekites - ) David a few years after, defeated another of their Armies; of whom only four hundred men escaped on camels, 1 Samuel 30; after which event, the Amalekites appear to have been obliterated as a nation
Tiglath-Pileser - In 739 he went to Ulluba in Mesopotamia, and the presence of his Armies there enabled him, in b
Nebuchadnezzar - 562, in the eighty-third or eighty-fourth year of his age, after a reign of forty-three years, and was succeeded by his son Evil-merodach, who, after a reign of two years, was succeeded by Neriglissar (559-555), who was succeeded by Nabonadius (555-538), at the close of whose reign (less than a quarter of a century after the death of Nebuchadnezzar) Babylon fell under Cyrus at the head of the combined Armies of Media and Persia
Jephthah - After some preliminary negotiations with the Ammonites, in which the question of the right to the country is discussed with great force and ingenuity, and finding every attempt to conciliate them vain, the two Armies met; the Ammonites were defeated with great loss of life, and their country scoured by the Israelites
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‘In Phrygia once were gallant Armies known...
In ancient time, when Otreus filled the throne,...
When godlike Migdon led his troops of horse’...
Red Sea - where Armies whole have sunk. And among these Armies that of Artarerxes, king of Persia, B
Hazor - Hazor also overlooked the Huleh Valley, a critical defense point against Armies invading from the north
Greek Language - His conquering Armies carried with them the Attic dialect from their Greek homeland in Macedonia and Achaia to the West as far as India
Macedonia - But the bravest Armies can do little unless they are efficiently led, and at Cynoscephalae (197 b
Number - ’ For Instance, the exact ten thousands of Jehoshaphat’s Armies given above are doubtless round numbers. The numbers of Armies especially hostile Armies of slain, and so forth, would usually he given on a rough estimate; and such estimates are seldom accurate, but for the most part exaggerated
Damascus - By the same token, Damascus saw Armies march along the highways, often using Damascus as the staging area
Chaldaea - , their latter empire started into importance only after Assyria, in whose Armies they had previously been mercenaries
River - For the Roman Armies under Nero threatened to sweep away Christianity in the wreck of the Jewish nation
Wells And Springs - Its existence at a given spot decided the nightly resting-place of caravans, the encampment of Armies, and the location of towns, 1 Samuel 29:1 2 Samuel 2:13
David - The Armies of the Philistines and of Israel were in battle array in the valley of Elah, some 16 miles south-west of Bethlehem; and David was sent by his father with provisions for his three brothers, who were then fighting on the side of the king. The first encounter between the two opposing Armies, led on the one side by Abner, and on the other by Joab, took place at the pool of Gibeon. After a few weeks the rival Armies were mustered and organized
Transportation And Travel - These highways promoted the movement of businessmen, religious pilgrims, government officials, and Armies between regions of the country and foreign nations. In ancient Israel, roads not only linked trading and religious centers, they also protected population centers and speeded the nation's Armies to war
Habakkuk - The Babylonian Armies were led by the energetic Nebuchadnezzar, who was soon to succeed his father Nabopolassar as king
Maronites - As the country maintains no regular troops, every man is obliged to join the army in time of war; and if this militia were well conducted, it would be superior to many European Armies
Tree - It is certain that such a place has more than once proved fatal to contending Armies, partly by suffocating those who in the hurry of flight inadvertently venture over places incapable of supporting them, and partly by retarding them till their pursuers come up and cut them to pieces
Jews - Antiochus IV (Epiphanes), King of Syria, made a violent attempt to hellenize the Jews; but a priest of Modin named Mattathias, and his sons, Judas Machabeus, Jonathan, and Simon, carried on a long and successful struggle against the Armies of Syria, and at length, in 143 BC, gained complete independence for Judea
Moab, Moabites - , Jehoram, Ahab’s successor, undertook, with the aid of Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom, to reduce Moab once more, and almost succeeded, The country was overrun, the capital besieged and reduced to great extremity, when the king of Moab sacrificed to Chemosh his firstborn son on the city wall in sight of both Armies ( 2 Kings 3:27 )
Death - It was to be assumed as the distinction of the most powerful monarchs, and to wave in the banner of victorious Armies, when the memory of Herod and Pilate should be accursed; when Jerusalem should be reduced to ashes, and the Jews be vagabonds over all the world
God, Names of - The "hosts" or "armies" may be heavenly beings, part of the "heavenly government" (1 Kings 22:19 ), the astral bodies of sun, moon, and stars (Deuteronomy 4:19 ), or Israel's Armies (1 Samuel 17:45 )
Arnobius - 10); that prayer is useful only as a means of divine communion; but he yet describes the prayers of the Christian church as petitions for peace and pardon for all classes of mankind; the emperor, the magistrate, the Armies, etc
Judah, Kingdom of - Judah's Armies progressively augmented, Israel's decreased; under Ahab against Syria Israel's forces were "like two little flocks of kids"; under Jehoahaz "50 horsemen" (1 Kings 20:27; 2 Kings 13:7)
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Pharaoh quickly changes his mind, though, and it seems that his Armies will obliterate Israel. Subsequent battles are often won or lost despite the relative strengths of the Armies, to remind God's people that he alone is in charge (cf
Armour, Arms - ]'>[3] ) were more probably of leather, such as the monuments show to have been worn by the rank and file of other Armies until supplanted in the Greek age by bronze, for the élite of the infantry at least ( 1Ma 6:35 )
Caracalla, the Nickname of m. Aurelius Severus Antoninus Bassianus - ...
But besides its effects as a financial measure, Caracalla's act broke down the barriers of society; annulled, as far as any imperial institution could, the proud old sovereign commonwealth, the queen of nations, whose servants and ministers the emperors had ever professed to be; opened the command of Armies to unlettered barbarians; removed the bars to the influx of Greek and Syrian and Egyptian corruption into Rome; reduced the subjects to a level, above which only the emperor, the minion of the army, towered supreme
Bread - So mean and contemptible, in the estimation of the numerous and well-appointed Armies of Midian, was Gideon, with his handful of undisciplined militia, that he seems to have been compared to bread of this inferior quality, which may account for the ready interpretation of the dream of the Midianite respecting him: "And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along
Armies - Both cavalry and chariots were retained in the subsequent age; an age, in which military arms were improved in their construction, the science of fortification made advances, and large Armies were mustered
Ebla - Mari's refusal to pay tribute to Ebla prompted a military campaign in which the Armies of Iblul-Il, king of Mari, were defeated
King - The kings of earth who have committed fornication with Babylon (Revelation 17:2), and who marshal their Armies in support of the Beast (Revelation 19:19), are numbered among the enemies whom He has to subdue
Circumstantiality in the Parables - the Messiah; the king, in spite of the refusal of the guests, sends them a second invitation (Matthew 22:3-4); they ill-treat and slay the servants who bring the invitation, and the king sends forth his Armies to destroy them and to bum their city (Matthew 22:6-7)
Judgment - In Joel 2:10 , the invasion of Judea by foreign Armies is thus foretold: "The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble; the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining
Dead - When the Armies of Israel were defeated before Ai, "Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads
Jeremiah - Their wickedness, however, did not long pass without its reward; for, in a few years after, they were miserably destroyed, by the Babylonian Armies which invaded Egypt according to the prophet's prediction, Jeremiah 44:27-28
Assyria - Cities were attacked by raising artificial mounds; the besieging Armies sheltered themselves behind shields of wicker-work, and battered the defences with rams
Ebla - Mari's refusal to pay tribute to Ebla prompted a military campaign in which the Armies of Iblul-Il, king of Mari, were defeated
Vespasian - The Armies of Mucian and Vespasian had already taken the oath of allegiance to Otho. Dispatches were sent to all the generals and Armies, and Mucian undertook the campaign against Vitellius
Tarsus - 83 its influence swept over Cilicia with the Armies of Tigranes, king of Armenia, under whose power Tarsus fell
Edom - ...
Israel pleads faithfulness to the covenant, which suits David's time; also they had no "armies" in Babylon (Psalms 44:9), which precludes the time of the captivity there
Names of God - The title designates God as King and ruler of Israel, its Armies, its Temple, and of all the universe
Labour (2) - Nor is it unlikely that Jesus had in His mind this passage and was even conscious of a parallel between Himself and the warlike leader of Israel’s Armies, who brought the nation into a land on the development of which they spent no wearisome toil (ἐφ ̓ ἢν οὐκ ἐκοπιάσατε, κ
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In Song of Solomon 6:13 the bride is called upon to return under the name of Shulamite, 'peaceable' (the feminine of Shalom, from which is also Solomon); and in the Shulamite they see, as it were, the company of two Armies, doubtless alluding to the union in a future day of Judah and Israel
David - In a war with the Philistines he accepted the challenge of a gigantic champion, who defied the Armies of Israel, and being skilful at the sling, he slew him with a stone, returned safely with his head, and thus secured to his prince an easy victory over his country's enemies
Arms - When Armies were encamped, the spear of the general or commander-in-chief was stuck into the ground at his head
Shepherds - The only instance in the Old Testament, in which the hired servant is distinguished from the master, or one of his family, occurs in the history of David, where he is said to have left the sheep, על שומר , "in the hand of a keeper," while he went down to visit his brethren, and the Armies who were fighting against the Philistines under the banners of Saul, 1 Samuel 17:20
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For those who chose to take the overland routes, instead, the Romans constructed paved roads that facilitated the movement of their Armies, as well as people and wagons loaded with goods for sale
Jerusalem - At the same time it lay out of the great highway between Egypt and Syria and Assyria, so often traversed by Armies of these mutually hostile world powers, the low sea coast plain from Pelusium to Tyre; hence it generally enjoyed immunity from wars. This was the road which Armies took in approaching the city, and it is still the one for heavy baggage, though a shorter and steeper road through Amwas and the great wady is generally taken by travelers from Jaffa to Jerusalem
Hell - 14 is a somewhat similar passage: ‘The Lord will come with His angels and with the Armies of the holy ones from the seventh heaven … and He will drag Beliar into Gehenna and also his Armies
Hell - 14 is a somewhat similar passage: ‘The Lord will come with His angels and with the Armies of the holy ones from the seventh heaven … and He will drag Beliar into Gehenna and also his Armies
Saul - Saul and the men of Israel went forth to meet them, and encamped on the northern slope of the same valley which lay between the two Armies
Joshua, Theology of - In addition, they occur in notes of how the enemies of Israel hear of the Israelite victories and how their courage melts (5:1); how God's presence with Joshua leads to his fame spreading throughout the land (6:27); and how the Armies of Canaan learn of God's Acts but still refuse to accept God's sovereignty and signify this by perpetrating war against Israel (9:1-2; 10:1-5; 11:1-5)
Asia Minor, Cities of - The city fell to the Persian Armies of Cyrus in 549 B
God - This name seems originally to have referred to God’s presence with the Armies of Israel in the times of the monarchy; as fuller conceptions of God became prevalent, the name received an ampler meaning. Jahweh was known as God, not only of the Armies of Israel, but of all the hosts of heaven and of the forces of nature (Cheyne, Aids to Devout Study of Criticism , p
Pharaoh - " "It seems strange that though the body of this man," who overran Palestine with his Armies two hundred years before the birth of Moses, "mouldered to dust, the flowers with which it had been wreathed were so wonderfully preserved that even their colour could be distinguished" (Manning's Land of the Pharaohs)
John - ” Many believed that the defeat of Herod's Armies by the Nabateans was God's judgment on Herod for the death of John the Baptist
Stranger, Alien, Foreigner - In Hebrews 11:34 the fine rendering ‘armies of the aliens’ (ἀλλοτρίων) could not be improved upon
Gospel - Kings and Armies are scattered by the Almighty ( Psalm 68:11,14 )
Religion - He summons international Armies to be "the weapons of his wrath" against an arrogant empire (Isaiah 13:4-5 ; Jeremiah 50-51 Ezek 50-530:25 )
Salvation - God is the warriornot Moseswho triumphs gloriously over Pharaoh's Armies at the sea (Exodus 15 )
Greece - The three decisive battles of the war-Pharsalus, Philippi, and Actium-were fought on the soil or the coast of Greece, and the contending Armies almost bled the poor country to death
Arms And Armor - ...
One might be most familiar with the slingshot through reading about David's encounter with Goliath (1 Samuel 17:40-50 ), without realizing that it was a conventional artillery weapon for deadly long-range use by Armies throughout the Middle East
Constantius ii, Son of Constantius - The Armies, says Eusebius, declared unanimously that they would have none but his sons to succeed him (V
Music - This cymbal and the mode of using it may be often seen in modern Armies
Jephthah - The Spirit of the Lord is said to have now come upon Jephthah; by which we are here to understand, that the Lord endowed him with a spirit of valour and fortitude, adequate to the exigence of the situation in which he was placed, animating him with courage for the battle, and especially inspired him with unshaken confidence in the God of the Armies of Israel, Judges 11:17 ; Hebrews 11:32 ; 1 Samuel 11:6 ; Numbers 24:2
Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy - Thus, just as the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam's donkey so that she saw what Balaam at first could not see (Numbers 22:31 ), so God opened the eyes of the prophet Elisha's servant so that he could see the angelic Armies of the Lord that surrounded Samaria were indeed greater in number than the Syrian Armies (2 Kings 6:15-17 )
Destroy, Destruction - The Armies of these nations are to be slain by the sword of the one sitting on the horse (Revelation 19:21 )
Assyria, History And Religion of - The combined Armies of the Babylonians and the Medes laid siege to Nineveh
Angel - Further, the idea of guardian-angels is characteristic of the Apocrypha; that individuals have their guardian-angels is clearly implied in To Tob 5:21 , that Armies have such is taught in 2Ma 11:6 ; 2Ma 15:23 , while in 2Ma 3:25 ff
Assyria - Nabopolassar being old, and Astyages dead, their sons Nebuchadnezzar and Cyaxares led the Armies of the two nations against Nineveh, slew Sarac, destroyed the city, and shared the kingdom of the Assyrians
Almighty - " Men collected into Armies, or populous nations, give us vast ideas of human power; but let an army be placed amidst the sand storms and burning winds of the desert, as, in the east; or, before "his frost," as in our own day in Russia, where one of the mightiest armaments were seen retreating before, or perishing under, an unexpected visitation of snow and storm; or let the utterly helpless state of a populous country which has been visited by famine, or by a resistless pestilential disease, be reflected upon; and we feel that it is scarcely a figure of speech to say, that "all nations before him are less than nothing and vanity
Egypt - Nubia furnished troops to the Egyptian Armies from the distant south as far perhaps as Khartum. The wealth of the conquered countries poured into Egypt, and the temple of the Theban Ammon, the god under whose banner the Armies of the Pharaohs of two dynasties had won their victories, was ever growing in wealth of slaves, lands, and spoil
Occupations And Professions in the Bible - The geographical location of Israel put it in constant danger of invading Armies
Greece, Religion And Society of - Alexander and his Armies turned southward along the eastern end of the Mediterranean and conquered all the territory as far as, and including, Egypt
Insects - They were noted for their antagonism, and Armies were compared to swarms of bees (Deuteronomy 1:44 )
Economic Life - In later periods, however, the prophets spoke of rich men who add “house to house, that lay field to field” (Isaiah 5:8 ), taking advantage of the poor farmer whose land has been devastated by invading Armies (Micah 2:2 ) or drought
Exodus, the Book of - These prove the existence then of a population so considerable that they resisted large Egyptian Armies
Gratianus, Emperor - The two Armies met near Paris, and Gratian was deserted by nearly all his troops (Zos
Antichrist - If they wore uttered by our Lord, it seems most probable that they portended not any apocalypse of a personal Antichrist, but the destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman Armies-a calamity which He had already foreshadowed as coming upon the city because of its rejection of Himself (Matthew 23:37 f
Palestine - The openness of Samaria is a prominent feature of the land, making movement much easier than in Judea and thus inviting Armies and chariots from the north
Luke, Gospel According to - The passage Luke 21:20 , where ‘Jerusalem compassed with Armies’ replaces ‘the abomination of desolation’ of Mark 13:14 , is said to betoken a date later than the destruction of Jerusalem, and to describe what had actually happened
War, Holy War - Later in 2 Kings 7:6 the Aramean Armies retreat because Yahweh makes a loud noise
David - in His Races - God will set his rudest men, of whom He has whole Armies, upon you every day to judge you, and to find fault with you, and to correct you, and to blame you, and to take their business away from you to a better-to a better than you can ever be with the best pebbles that ever river rolled
Achan - Each of the twelve tribes of Israel had its own regiment, as we would say, marching and camping and entering battle under its own ensign; and thus it was that when the Armies of Israel marched round Jericho on the way to their miraculous conquest of that city the standard of the tribe of Judah led the sacred host
Angels (2) - In Job 25:3 also the question is asked: ‘Is there any number of his Armies?’ Similarly the Pal
Jonathan - But, with all the army, with both Armies, he had been astounded to see a Bethlehemite stripling, fresh from his father's sheep, step out into the open space to face the champion of the opposing host
Egypt - Among the various other allusions to Egypt in the Bible are those to its fertility and productions, Genesis 13:10; Exodus 16:3; Numbers 11:5; to its mode of irrigation as compared with the greater advantages of Canaan, which had rain and was watered by natural streams, Deuteronomy 11:10; its commerce with Israel and the people of western Asia, Genesis 37:25; Genesis 37:36; 1 Kings 10:28-29; Ezekiel 27:7; its Armies equipped with chariots and horses, Exodus 14:7; Isaiah 31:1; its learned men and its priests, Genesis 41:8; Genesis 47:22; Exodus 7:11; 1 Kings 4:30; its practice of embalming the dead, Genesis 50:3; its aversion to shepherds, and its sacrifices of cattle, Genesis 46:34; Exodus 8:26; how its people should be admitted into the Jewish Church, Deuteronomy 23:7-8; the warnings to Israel against any alliance with the Egyptians, Isaiah 30:2; Isaiah 36:6; Ezekiel 17:15; Ezekiel 29:6; and to the towns of the country
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Isidorus, Archbaptist of Seville - The angered king who sent his Armies and destroyed those murderers and burnt up their city is interpreted of God the Father, who sent Vespasian Caesar to destroy Jerusalem
Trade And Commerce - The Armies helped trade not only by keeping the population of a conquered country in subjection, but also by the building of those splendid military roads which, constructed for military purposes, benefited trade no less, by the rapidity and the security of movement which they made possible
Jerusalem - which describes how the "children of Judah smote it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire;" and almost the latest mention of it in the New Testament is contained in the solemn warnings in which Christ foretold how Jerusalem should be "compassed with Armies," Luke 21:20, and the "abomination of desolation" be seen standing in the Holy Place, Matthew 24:15
Government of the Hebrews - The power lodged in these rulers, who are called judges in the Scriptures, seems to have been in some respects paramount to that of the general comitia of the nation, and we find that they declared war, led Armies, concluded peace; and that this was not the whole, if indeed it was the most important part, of their duties
Mark, Gospel According to - The alteration of ‘abomination of desolation’ ( Mark 13:14 , so Matthew 24:15 ) into ‘Jerusalem compassed with Armies’ ( Luke 21:20 ) is clearly an explanation of a writer later than Mk
Physician - Physicians were put in charge during epidemics, gave expert testimony in courts, accompanied Armies and fleets, and practised at places provided at public expense
David - This is the force of his words: "thy servant slew both the lion and the bear, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the Armies of the living God
Wandering Stars - to Daniel 12:11 is replaced by the concrete and historical ‘Jerusalem surrounded by Armies’)
Roman Empire - Roman Armies sustained defeats
Slave, Slavery - Slave-dealers followed the Armies on their campaigns and purchased on the spot those who were taken captive
Ascension of Isaiah - He will finally be cast into Gehenna with his Armies (4:14)
Book - Some have thought it very probable that these descriptive phrases, which are frequent in Scripture, are taken from the custom, observed generally in the courts of princes, of keeping a list of persons who are in their service, of the provinces which they govern, of the officers of their Armies, of the number of their troops, and sometimes even of the names of their soldiers
Canaan - Of these, the woods of Bashan alone remain; the rest have been swept away by the ravages of time and of Armies, and by the gradual consumption of the inhabitants, whose indolence and ignorance have prevented their planting others
Trade And Commerce - The Armies helped trade not only by keeping the population of a conquered country in subjection, but also by the building of those splendid military roads which, constructed for military purposes, benefited trade no less, by the rapidity and the security of movement which they made possible
Egypt - Abram's visit (Genesis 12:10-20) was in a time of Egypt's prosperity; nor is Abram's fear lest Sarai should be taken, and he slain for her sake, indicative of a savage state such as would exist under the foreign Hyksos rather than the previous native Egyptian kings; for in the papyrus d'Orbiney in the British Museum, of the age of Rameses II of a native dynasty, the 19th, the story of the two brothers (the wife of the elder of whom acts toward the younger as Potiphar's wife toward Joseph) represents a similar act of violence (the Pharaoh of the time sending two Armies to take a beautiful wife and murder her husband on the advice of the royal councilors), at the time of Egypt's highest civilization; and this attributed not to a tyrant, but to one beloved and deified at his decease
Messiah - He would conquer the world without weapons or Armies, with the word of his mouth, i
Arabia - During the whole of the succeeding century, their rapid career was unchecked; the disciplined Armies of the Greeks and Romans were unable to stand against them; the Christian churches of Asia and Africa were annihilated; and from India to the Atlantic, through Persia, Arabia, Syria, Palestine, Asia Minor, Egypt, with the whole of northern Africa, Spain, and part of France, the impostor was acknowledged
Reformation - The two Armies met near Muhlberg, on the Elbe, on the 24th of April, 1547; and, after a bloody action, the elector was entirely defeated, and himself taken prisoner
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - 9)—who commanded the imperial Armies
Babylon - " The kings of Persia and Media, prompted by a common interest, freely entered into a league against Babylon, and with one accord entrusted the command of their united Armies to Cyrus, the relative and eventually the successor of them both
God - " That he is the absolute Lord and Owner of all things: "The heavens, even the heaven of heavens, are thine, and all the parts of them:" "The earth is thine, and the fulness thereof, the world and them that dwell therein:" "He doeth according to his will in the Armies of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth