Bat

The Hebrew word (atalleph’) so rendered (Lev. 11:19; Deut. “14:18) implies “flying in the dark.” The bat is reckoned among” the birds in the list of unclean animals. To cast idols to the moles and to the bats means to carry them into dark caverns or “desolate places to which these animals resort (Isa. 2:20), i.e.,” to consign them to desolation or ruin.

“A Hebrew liquid measure, the tenth part of an homer (1 Kings” “7:26, 38; Ezek. 45:10, 14). It contained 8 gallons 3 quarts of” “our measure. “Ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath” (Isa.” 5:10) denotes great unproductiveness.

Daughter of many, the name of one of the gates of the city of” “Heshbon, near which were pools (Cant. 7:4).”

The use of the bath was very frequent among the Hebrews (Lev. “14:8; Num. 19:19, ect.). The high priest at his inauguration” “(Lev. 8:6), and on the day of atonement, was required to bathe” “himself (16:4, 24). The “pools” mentioned in Neh. 3:15, 16, 2″ “Kings 20:20, Isa. 22:11, John 9:7, were public bathing-places.”

Daughter of the oath, or of seven, called also Bath-shu’a (1” “Chr. 3:5), was the daughter of Eliam (2 Sam. 11:3) or Ammiel (1” “Chr. 3:5), and wife of Uriah the Hittite. David committed” “adultery with her (2 Sam. 11:4, 5; Ps. 51:1). The child born in” adultery died (2 Sam. 12:15-19). After her husband was slain “(11:15) she was married to David (11:27), and became the mother” of Solomon (12:24; 1 Kings 1:11; 2:13). She took a prominent part in securing the succession of Solomon to the throne (1 “Kings 1:11, 16-21).”

“(Ezek. 4:2; 21:22), a military engine, consisting of a long beam” “of wood hung upon a frame, for making breaches in walls. The end” of it which was brought against the wall was shaped like a ram’s head.

A mallet or heavy war-club. Applied metaphorically (Jer. 51:20) “to Cyrus, God’s instrument in destroying Babylon.”

“The war-bow used in fighting (Zech. 9:10; 10:4). “Thy bow was” “made quite naked” (Hab. 3:9) means that it was made ready for” use. By David’s order (2 Sam. 1:18) the young men were taught “the use, or rather the song of the bow. (See [52]ARMOUR,” [53]BOW.)

A parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the “houses, required to be built by a special law (Deut. 22:8). In” “Jer. 5:10, it denotes the parapet of a city wall.”

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