A piece of armour used to fend off blows or missiles such as arrows. God is described as the shield of his people; protecting, giving help, strength and favour. Faith is the shield with which believers are to ward off spiritual attack.
Shields are pieces of armourSee also 2Ch 11:11-12; 2Ch 32:5; Ne 4:16; Na 2:5 A number of shields were used to make a wall of defence.
Kinds of shield
Bronze shields 1Ki 14:27
Shields made of combustible materials Eze 39:9
Shields covered with leather Isa 21:5 Leather shields were rubbed with oil to preserve them and to deflect blows from swords or arrows.
Shields in warfare
The figurative use of shields
God’s faithfulness is compared to a shield Ps 91:4
A shield is used as a picture of defiance towards God Job 15:25-26
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