500. Quivers Shield Cases

Isaiah 22:6; Isaiah 21:5
Isaiah 22:66And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield. (Isaiah 22:6). Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
1. The quivers were commonly carried by the archers on their backs, the top being near the right shoulder, so that the arrows could be conveniently drawn. The quiver usually had two rings, one near the top and the other near the bottom, to which was fastened a strap which the archer slipped over his left arm and his head. Occasionally the quiver was thrust through one of the cross belts or attached to the body by a girdle-strap. In chariots the quivers were attached to the sides of the vehicle. Quivers were probably made of wood or of leather, and were often very highly ornamented.
Representations of quivers may be found in cut No. 70, p. 178.
2. Shields, when not in use, were kept in cases, or covers, probably made of leather, to preserve them from dust. To “uncover the shield” would be equivalent to a preparation for battle, and is an expression having the same meaning as “anoint the shield” in chapter 21:5.