the war-bow used in fighting ( Zechariah 9:10 ; 10:4 ). "Thy bow was made quite naked" ( Habakkuk 3:9 ) means that it was made ready for use. By David's order ( 2 Samuel 1:18 ) the young men were taught the use, or rather the song of the bow. (See ARMOUR, BOW .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Battle-bow". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".