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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Arm

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This word is frequently used in Scripture in a metaphorical sense to denote power. Hence, to 'break the arm' is to diminish or destroy the power (Psalms 10:15; Ezekiel 30:21; Jeremiah 48:25). It is also employed to denote the infinite power of God (Psalms 89:13; Psalms 98:1; Isaiah 53:1; John 12:38). In a few places the metaphor is, with great force, extended to the action of the arm, as: 'I will redeem you with a stretched out arm' (Exodus 6:5), that is, with a power fully exerted. The figure is here taken from the attitude of ancient warriors baring and outstretching the arm for fight. Thus in Isaiah 52:10, 'Jehovah hath made bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations.'

 

 

 

 


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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Arm'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/kbe/a/arm.html.

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