The leather of shields required oiling ( 2 Samuel 1:21 ; Isaiah 21:5 ), so as to prevent its being injured by moisture. Copper (= "brass") shields were also in use ( 1 Samuel 17:6 ; 1 Kings 14:27 ). Those spoken of in 1 Kings 10:16 , etc.; 14:26 , were probably of massive metal.
The shields David had taken from his enemies were suspended in the temple as mementoes ( 2 Kings 11:10 ). (See ARMOUR, SHIELD .)
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my BUCKLER, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. ( Psalm 18:2-3 )
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