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kwiv´ẽr ( אשׁפּה , 'ashpāh , תּלי , telı̄ ; Φαρέτρα , pharétra ( Sirach 26:12 )): A case or sheath for carrying arrows, a part of the ordinary equipment of the warrior, both foot-soldier and charioteer (Job 39:23; Isaiah 22:6 ), and also of the huntsman (Genesis 27:3 ). Figuratively of a group in passages where children ( Psalm 127:5 ) or prophets of Yahweh (Isaiah 49:2 ) are spoken of as arrows. Arrows are called benē 'ashpāh , "sons of the quiver" (Lamentations 3:13 ). By identifying the arrows with the death they produce, the quiver is likened to an open grave (Jeremiah 5:16 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Quiver'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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