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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Sling

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With a sling and a stone David smote the Philistine giant (1 Samuel 17:40,49 ). There were 700 Benjamites who were so skilled in its use that with the left hand they "could sling stones at a hair breadth, and not miss" (Judges 20:16; 1 Chronicles 12:2 ). It was used by the Israelites in war (2 Kings 3:25 ). (See ARMS .)

The words in Proverbs 26:8 , "As he that bindeth a stone in a sling," etc. (Authorized Version), should rather, as in the Revised Version, be "As a bag of gems in a heap of stones," etc.

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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 'Sling'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/s/sling.html. 1897.

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