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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Assault

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a -sôlt ´ (צוּר , cūr ; ὁρμή , hormḗ ): The Hebrew verbal form is used of pressing forward a siege (see SIEGE ), but also of a hostile attack upon a person then translated "assault" (Esther 8:11 ). The Greek word hormḗ used of an attack upon persons in Acts 14:5 (the King James Version) is rendered "onset" in the Revised Version (British and American). The word "assault" remains in Acts 17:5 , of attacking the house of Jason in Thessalonica, where the verb is ephistánai , "to come suddenly upon.»

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Assault'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/a/assault.html. 1915.

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