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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5228 battering-rams
5228 battering-rams

5228 battering-rams

Battering-rams used to make breaches in the walls of besieged cities

Historic references to the breaking down of walls 2Sa 20:15 The wall of Abel Beth Maacah. References to breached or broken walls are evidence that the use of battering-rams was common; 2Ki 14:13 pp 2Ch 25:23; Jer 39:2 pp 2Ch 36:19 pp Jer 52:7; Ne 1:3

Figurative references to the breaking down of walls Ps 89:40 referring to God’s displeasure with David’s dynasty

Prophetic references to the breaking down of walls as a picture of the Lord’s power Isa 22:5; Isa 24:12; Eze 21:22; Eze 26:9; Mic 2:13

Peace is symbolised by no breaching of walls Ps 144:14

Model battering-rams were part of the symbolic representation of the siege of Jerusalem

Eze 4:2

See also

5214attack
5529sieges
5604walls
5605warfare
5612weapons

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