King James Bible

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Engines


"(1.) Heb. hishalon i.e., "invention" (as in Eccl. 7:29)" contrivances indicating ingenuity. In 2 Chr. 26:15 it refers to inventions for the purpose of propelling missiles from the walls "of a town, such as stones (the Roman balista) and arrows (the" catapulta). "(2.) Heb. mechi kobollo, i.e., the beating of that which is in "front a battering-ram (Ezek. 26:9), the use of which was common" among the Egyptians and the Assyrians. Such an engine is mentioned in the reign of David (2 Sam. 20:15).


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