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Battering Ram

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Battering Ram. Ezekiel 4:2. The engines of Ezekiel 26:9 were most likely battering-rains, mentioned under the name of rams. Ezekiel 4:2; Ezekiel 21:22. Those used by the Assyrians appear to have consisted of a strong frame-work on wheels, so covered as to protect the soldiers working it, and armed with one, or sometimes two, pointed weapons. It differed considerably from the more familiarly known ram employed by the Romans. "Engines of shot" are mentioned in Jeremiah 6:6, marg., 32:24, marg.; Ezekiel 26:8, marg., but incorrectly.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Battering Ram'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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