an instrument of war; a light spear. "Fiery darts" ( Ephesians 6:16 ) are so called in allusion to the habit of discharging darts from the bow while they are on fire or armed with some combustible material. Arrows are compared to lightning ( Deuteronomy 32:23 Deuteronomy 32:42 ; Psalms 7:13 ; 120:4 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Dart". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".