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a kind of small shield (1 Sam. 17:6, Authorized Version, after the LXX. and Vulg.). The margin has “gorget,” a piece of armor for the throat. The Revised Version more correctly renders the Hebrew word (kidon) by “javelin.” The same Hebrew word is used in Josh. 8:18 (Authorized Version, “spear;” Revised Version, “javelin”); Job 39:23 (Authorized Version, “shield;” Revised Version, “javelin”); 41:29 (Authorized Version, “spear;” Revised Version, “javelin”).