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Engine,

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a term applied exclusively to military affairs in the Bible. The engines to which the term is applied in (2 Chronicles 26:15 ) were designed to propel various missiles from the walls of the besieged town. One, with which the Hebrews were acquainted, was the battering ram, described in (Ezekiel 26:9 ) and still more precisely in (Ezekiel 4:2 ; 21:22 )

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Engine,'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/sbd/e/engine.html. 1901.

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