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Quiver

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