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Assault

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) The Hebrew verbal form is used of pressing forward a siege (see [[Siege]]), but also of a hostile attack upon a person then translated "assault" (Es 8:11). The Greek word horme used of an attack upon persons in Ac 14:5 (the [[King James Version]]) is rendered "onset" in the [[Revised Version]] (British and American). The word "assault" remains in Ac 17:5, of attacking the house of Jason in Thessalonica, where the verb is ephistanai, "to come suddenly upon."