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Armory

ARMORY

ar'-mer-i:

(1) ('otsar; thesauros):

A storehouse (1 Kings 7:51; Nehemiah 10:38), but employed figuratively of the stored-up anger of Yahweh which breaks forth in judgments (Jeremiah 50:25).

(2) (nesheq):

Identical with Solomon's "house of the forest of Lebanon," the arsenal close to the temple (1 Kings 10:17; Nehemiah 3:19; Isaiah 22:8), in which were stored the shields and targets of beaten gold.

(3) (talpiyoth):

A puzzling word rendered "armory" in our versions (Song of Solomon 4:4)-- "the tower of David builded for an armory, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men." the Revised Version margin renders "builded with turrets."

T. Nicol.


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