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Meaning: a shooter of the bow and arrow.
See 1 Chronicles 10:3.
The art of archery is very ancient (Genesis 21:20; 27:3). Saul was wounded by the Philistine archers (1 Samuel 31:3). The phrase “breaking the bow” (Hos. 1:5; Jeremiah 49:35) is equivalent to taking away one’s power, while “strengthening the bow” is a symbol of increasing it (Genesis 49:24).