Club

CLUB (klub; see also Armor, Arms). In the OT there are two words which specifically designate a weapon of war.

1. The “maul” (Prov 25:18) or “battleaxe” (Jer 51:20 KJV) is called in Heb. a מַפֵּץ, H5151, LXX ῥόπαλον, which means a war club or cudgel.

2. The “dart” (KJV) or “club” (RSV) is mentioned in Job 41:29. The Heb. word is תּוֹתָח, H9371, LXX σφυ̂ρά, meaning hammer or mallet.


Bibliography

Y. Yadin, The Art of Warfare in Biblical Lands (1963), I, 11-13, 40-43.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

klub.

See ARMOR, III, 1; SHEPHERD; STAFF.