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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Battering Ram

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The machine used anciently for knocking down gates or walls. A heavy beam was suspended by chains, at the end of which was an iron head, shaped something like a ram. The name (which in both passages is simply 'ram') may have been derived either from its shape, or from the resemblance of its action to the butting of a ram. It was pulled away from the wall and then swung heavily against it. Ezekiel 4:2 ; Ezekiel 21:22 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Battering Ram '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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