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The orientals swam anciently in the manner their descendants swim, hand over hand. So the Assyrian sculptures represent swimmers. This illustrates Isaiah 25:11, "He shall spread forth His hands in the midst of them (the foes), as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth ... to swim" (compare Zechariah 5:3) the swimmer beating down with his hands, i.e. bringing down each hand forcibly.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'swim' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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