Quiver

Quiver [N] [S]

the sheath for arrows. The Hebrew word (aspah) thus commonly rendered is found in Job 39:23 ; Psalms 127:5 ; Isaiah 22:6 ; 49:2 ; Jeremiah 5:16 ; Lamentations 3:13 . In Genesis 27:3 this word is the rendering of the Hebrew teli , which is supposed rather to mean a suspended weapon, literally "that which hangs from one", i.e., is suspended from the shoulder or girdle.

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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
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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Quiver". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Quiver, [N] [E]

a box made for the purpose of holding arrows. ( Genesis 27:3 ) There is nothing in the Bible to indicate either its form or material, or in what way it was carried.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Quiver,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

QUIVER

kwiv'-er (ashpah, teli; pharetra (Sirach 26:12)):

A case or sheath for carrying arrows, a part of the ordinary equipment of the warrior, both foot-soldier and charioteer (Job 39:23; Isaiah 22:6), and also of the huntsman (Genesis 27:3). Figuratively of a group in passages where children (Psalms 127:5) or prophets of Yahweh (Isaiah 49:2) are spoken of as arrows. Arrows are called bene 'ashpah, "sons of the quiver" (Lamentations 3:13). By identifying the arrows with the death they produce, the quiver is likened to an open grave (Jeremiah 5:16).


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'QUIVER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.