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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Used figuratively of God and of earthly princes as the defenders of their people (Genesis 15:1; Deuteronomy 33:29; Psalm 33:20; 84:11 ). Faith is compared to a shield (Ephesians 6:16 ).
Shields were usually "anointed" (Isaiah 21:5 ), in order to preserve them, and at the same time make the missiles of the enemy glide off them more easily.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Shield'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/s/shield.html. 1897.