The “large shield”…..

But all those who take refuge in you will rejoice; They will always shout joyfully.
You will block approach to them,
And those loving your name will rejoice in you. For you will bless anyone righteous, O Jehovah; You will surround them with approval as with a large shield.
The “large shield” (Heb., tsin·nah′) was carried by the heavily armed infantry (2Ch 14:8) and sometimes by a shield bearer. (1Sa 17:7, 41) It was either oval or else rectangular like a door. Apparently a similar “large shield” is designated at Ephesians 6:16 by the Greek word thy·re·os′ (from thy′ra, meaning “door”). The tsin·nah′ was large enough to cover the entire body. (Ps 5:12) It was on occasion used to set up solid-front battle lines with lances protruding. The large shield is sometimes mentioned with the lance or spear as a form of reference to weapons in general.—1Ch 12:8, 34; 2Ch 11:12.


~ by DJ Camstar on 04/01/2015.

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