Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

A short, two-edged, dagger-like weapon, carried in a sheath or scabbard, and suspended to the girdle or belt

Concise Bible Dictionary:


From Manners and Customs of the Bible:

The sword was one of the earliest weapons in use. The Egyptian sword was short and straight, two and a half to three feet long, and double-edged. The handle was plain and hollowed in the center, the better to afford a firm grasp. The Hebrew sword probably resembled it.

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