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At first made of reeds, and then of wood tipped with iron. Arrows are sometimes figuratively put for lightning (Deuteronomy 32:23,42 ; Psalm 7:13 ; 18:14 ; 144:6 ; Zechariah 9:14 ). They were used in war as well as in the chase (Genesis 27:3 ; 49:23 ). They were also used in divination (Ezekiel 21:21 ).

The word is frequently employed as a symbol of calamity or disease inflicted by God (Job 6:4 ; 34:6 ; Psalm 38:2 ; Deuteronomy 32:23 . Compare Ezekiel 5:16 ), or of some sudden danger (Psalm 91:5 ), or bitter words (Psalm 64:3 ), or false testimony (Proverbs 25:18 ).

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Arrows'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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