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Bible Concordances

Torrey's Topical Textbook

Armies

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  • Antiquity of
    Genesis 14:1-8

  • Ancient, often numerous
    Joshua 11:4; 1 Samuel 13:5

  • Of different nations often confederated
    Joshua 9:2; 10:5; Judges 3:13; 1 Kings 20:1

  • Troops often hired for
    1 Chronicles 19:7; 2 Chronicles 25:6

  • WERE COMPOSED OF
    • Bowmen and slingers
      1 Chronicles 12:2; Jeremiah 4:29
    • Spearmen or heavy troops
      Psalm 68:30; Acts 23:23
    • Cavalry
      Exodus 14:9; 1 Kings 20:20
    • War chariots
      Joshua 17:16; Judges 4:3

  • Often consisted of the whole effective strength of nations
    Numbers 21:23; 1 Samuel 29:1

  • Furnished with standards
    Song of Solomon 6:4; Isaiah 10:18; Jeremiah 4:21

  • Accompanied by beasts of burden and wagons for baggage
    Judges 7:12; 2 Kings 7:7; Ezekiel 23:2

  • Generally in three divisions
    Genesis 14:15; Job 1:17

  • WERE LED BY
    • Kings in person
      2 Kings 18:13; 25:1
    • Experienced captains
      2 Kings 18:17,24

  • CALLED THE
    • Wings of a nation
      Isaiah 8:8; Jeremiah 48:40
    • Power of Kings
      2 Chronicles 32:9
    • Hosts
      Joshua 10:5; Judges 8:10
    • Bands
      2 Kings 24:2; 1 Chronicles 7:4

  • Began their campaigns in the spring
    2 Samuel 11:1

  • Often went on foreign service
    Jeremiah 5:15; 50:3

  • MARCHED
    • Often in open line
      Habakkuk 1:6,8
    • With order and precision
      Isaiah 5:27; Joel 2:7,8
    • With rapidity
      Jeremiah 48:40; Habakkuk 1:8
    • With noise and tumult
      Isaiah 17:12,13; Joel 2:5

  • EMPLOYED IN
    • Fighting battles
      1 Samuel 17:2,3; 1 Chronicles 19:17
    • Besieging cities
      Deuteronomy 20:12; Isaiah 29:3
    • Assaulting cities
      Joshua 7:3,4; Judges 9:45

  • Often surprised their enemies
    Joshua 8:2; 2 Chronicles 13:15; Jeremiah 51:12

  • Commenced battles with a shout
    1 Samuel 17:20; 2 Chronicles 13:15; Jeremiah 51:14

  • Toil and fatigue often endured by
    Ezekiel 29:18

  • Divided the spoil
    Exodus 15:9; Zechariah 14:1

  • Sent out foraging parties
    2 Kings 5:2

  • Exercised savage cruelties on the vanquished
    Jeremiah 50:42; Lamentations 5:11-13; Amos 1:13

  • Frequently the instrument of God's vengeance
    Isaiah 13:5

  • In latter ages received pay
    Luke 3:14; 1 Corinthians 9:7

  • ENCAMPED
    • In the open fields
      2 Samuel 11:11; 1 Chronicles 11:15
    • Before cities
      Joshua 10:5; 1 Samuel 11:1

  • Fear occasioned by
    Numbers 22:3; Jeremiah 6:25

  • Devastation occasioned by
    Isaiah 37:18; Jeremiah 5:17

  • OFTEN DESTROYED BY
    • Their enemies
      Exodus 17:13; Joshua 10:10,20; Judges 11:33; 2 Samuel 18:7; 1 Kings 20:21
    • Themselves through divine intervention
      Judges 7:22; 1 Samuel 14:15,16; 2 Chronicles 20:23
    • Supernatural means
      Joshua 10:11; 2 Kings 19:35
    • Brought their idols with them
      1 Chronicles 14:12

  • COMPARED TO
    • Whirlwinds
      Jeremiah 25:32
    • Waters of a river
      Isaiah 8:7
    • Caterpillars
      Jeremiah 51:14,27
    • Grasshoppers
      Judges 6:3-5; 7:12
    • Locusts
      Isaiah 33:4; Revelation 9:3,7
    • Flies
      Isaiah 7:18,19
    • Clouds
      Ezekiel 38:9-16
    • Overflowing torrents
      Isaiah 28:2; Daniel 11:10,26

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
    • Multitudes of angels
      1 Kings 22:19; Psalm 148:2; Daniel 4:35; Matthew 26:53
    • The Church
      Daniel 8:10-13; Song of Solomon 6:4,10
    • Numerous and heavy afflictions
      Job 19:12

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Armies'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/eng/ttt/a/armies.html. 1897.

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