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Shamgar

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shamgar

The Philistines from the maritime plain had made incursions into the Hebrew upland for the purposes of plunder, when one of this name, the son of Anath, otherwise unknown, headed a rising for the purpose of freeing the land from this oppression. He repelled the invasion, slaying 600 men with an "ox goad" (q.v.). The goad was a formidable sharpointed instrument, sometimes ten feet long. He was probably contemporary for a time with Deborah and Barak (Judges 3:31; 5:6).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Shamgar

named a stranger; he is here a stranger


Naves Topical Index
Shamgar

A deliverer of Israel.
Judges 3:31; Judges 5:6


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shamgar

(sword), son of Anath, judge of Isr'l. When Isr'l was in a most depressed condition, Shamgar was raised up to be a deliverer. With no arms in his hand but an ox-goad, (Judges 3:31) comp. 1 Samuel 13:21 He made a desperate assault upon the Philistines, and slew 600 of them. (B.C. about 1290.)