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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Engines

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  • Heb. hishalon i.e., "invention" (as in Ecclesiastes 7:29 ) contrivances indicating ingenuity. In 2 Chronicles 26:15 it refers to inventions for the purpose of propelling missiles from the walls of a town, such as stones (the Roman balista) and arrows (the catapulta).

  • Heb. mechi kobollo, i.e., the beating of that which is in front a battering-ram ( Ezekiel 26:9 ), the use of which was common among the Egyptians and the Assyrians. Such an engine is mentioned in the reign of David (2 Samuel 20:15 ).


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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 'Engines'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/e/engines.html. 1897.


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