[b-hebrew] War machines and missiles in 2 chronicles

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Mar 5 17:20:05 EST 2004


Which word would you recommend? A list of all 
the missiles used at that time, including 
stones for slingers, arrows, javelins 
(throwing spears), and whatever else was used? 
“Missile” is the proper word and as far as I 
know, there is no other word in English.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Harold R. Holmyard III" <hholmyard at ont.com>

> Dear Chemorion,
> You wrote:
> The modern audience of the Bible would easily understand some archaic
> concepts in the Bible if  concepts of modern technology are used. Can I
> therefore translate "hishbonot" in 2chronicles 32:6 as "war machines" and
> "shelakh" in 2chronicles 32:5 as "missiles".
> HH: Your verse reference for "hishbonot" is apparently wrong.
> If your people hear "missiles," will they think of modern missiles with
> explosives and rockets, or will, they think of spears, darts, and such
> things?
> 				Yours,
> 				Harold Holmyard
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