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The Gr. βέλος, G1018, is used in Ephesians 6:16 of the “flaming darts” which Satan unleashes in his attacks on believers. Here again, “arrows” may be intended.

See Armor, Arms.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A pointed missile weapon, as an arrow or light spear (2Sa 18:14; Job 41:26). See Armor; ARMS, III, 4; ARROW. Figurative:

(1) Of the penalty of sin (Pr 7:23 the King James Version);

(2) of strong suggestions and fierce temptations to evil (Eph 6:16; compare 1 Macc 5:51 ).

See also

  • Arms and Armor