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Bible Dictionaries

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

Iron

Psalm 2:9 (b) This evidently refers to the severe judgment that the Lord JESUS will execute against all His enemies.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 (c) We understand by this that if the mind is not acute, and the spirit of man is not alert, and if the understanding is not clear, then more effort must be put into the work that is being done. It probably has a direct reference to the fact that those who teach and preach must know the subject well, must; be enthused in the matter, must have original thoughts, and must know how to present the subject to others in an effective way.

Isaiah 10:34 (b) This picture represents the irresistible power of GOD to destroy all wicked leaders and evildoers.

Isaiah 45:2 (b) By this we understand that GOD will destroy every opponent and remove every hindrance to His will.

Isaiah 48:4 (a) This type represents the hard, stiff, unbending attitude of Israel toward GOD in that they refused to obey Him, and to walk in His ways.

Jeremiah 1:18 (a) GOD promised the prophet that he would be able to stand and to withstand all the opposition of the enemies of GOD in Israel.

Jeremiah 15:12 (b) This question refers to the fact that Israel as iron would be able to conquer and destroy two northern kingdoms which would be very strong in themselves. These two kingdoms may be the Syrians and the Chaldonians.

Jeremiah 28:13 (b) As wood is easily broken, but iron cannot be broken, so the oppression of former invaders would not be as severe and difficult as the oppression brought by Nebuchadnezzar.

Ezekiel 4:3 (b) This strange passage may have several meanings. It may refer to the fact that the kingdom which shall come to besiege Jerusalem will be hard and irresistible. Or, it may mean that the prophet's message would not reach the hearts of the people in Jerusalem because of the hardness of their hearts, and their resistance to the things of GOD.

Daniel 2:33 (b) This represents the strength that will characterize the world empires.

Daniel 7:7 (b) This is a picture of the fierceness and power that will characterize the revived Roman Empire.

Amos 1:3 (a) The type in this passage represents the power and strength of the invaders from Damascus.

Micah 4:13 (b) By this figure is described the victorious power of the conquering armies of Israel.

1 Timothy 4:2 (a) As heat destroys the feeling in any part that is burned, so sinning dulls the conscience about GOD and His Word.

Revelation 2:27 (b) This indicates the stern force that our Lord JESUS will use in conquering the rebellious nations of earth. (See also Psalm 2:9; Revelation 12:5; 19:15).

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Iron'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/i/iron.html. 1957.

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