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a mallet or heavy war-club. Applied metaphorically ( Jeremiah 51:20 ) to Cyrus, God's instrument in destroying Babylon.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Battle-axe". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .