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Archer
        a shooter with the bow (1 Chr. 10:3). This art was of high
        antiquity (Gen. 21:20; 27:3). Saul was wounded by the Philistine
        archers (1 Sam. 31:3). The phrase "breaking the bow" (Hos. 1:5;
        Jer. 49:35) is equivalent to taking away one's power, while
        "strengthening the bow" is a symbol of its increase (Gen.
        49:24). The Persian archers were famous among the ancients (Isa.
        13:18; Jer. 49:35; 50:9, 14, 29, 42. (See BOW T0000631).
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Archer' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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