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at first made of reeds, and then of wood tipped with iron
Arrows are sometimes figuratively put for lightning (Deut. 32:23, 42; Ps. 7:13; 18:14; 144:6; Zech. 9:14).
They were used in war as well as in the chase (Gen. 27:3; 49:23).
They were also used in divination (Ezek. 21:21).
The word is frequently employed as a symbol of…
…calamity or disease inflicted by God (Job 6:4; 34:6; Ps. 38:2; Deut. 32:23—compare Ezek. 5:16)
…or of some sudden danger (Ps. 91:5),
…or bitter words (Ps. 64:3),
…or false testimony (Prov. 25:18).