(קֵשֶׁת מַלֵחָמָה, ke'sheth milchamah', bow of battle) occurs in Zec 9:10; Zec 10:4, for the warbow used in fighting. SEE ARMOR.

Among the Egyptians, on commencing the attack in the open field, at a signal made by sound of trumpet, the archers drawn up in line first discharged a shower of arrows on the enemy's front, and a considerable mass of chariots advanced to the charge; the heavy infantry, armed with spears or clubs, and covered with their shields, moved forward at the same time in close array, flanked by chariots and cavalry, and pressed upon the center and wings of the enemy, the archers still galling the hostile columns with their arrows, and endeavoring to create disorder in their ranks (Wilkinson, 1:405, abridgm.). SEE BATTLE.

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Definition of battle

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