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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Engines 
  (1.)  Heb.  hishalon  i.e.,  invention"  (as  in  Eccl.  7:29) 
  contrivances  indicating  ingenuity.  In  2  Chr.  26:15  it  refers  to 
  inventions  for  the  purpose  of  propelling  missiles  from  the  walls 
  of  a  town,  such  as  stones  (the  Roman  balista)  and  arrows  (the 
  catapulta). 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  mechi  kobollo  i.e.,  the  beating  of  that  which  is  in 
  front  a  battering-ram  (Ezek.  26:9),  the  use  of  which  was  common 
  among  the  Egyptians  and  the  Assyrians.  Such  an  engine  is 
  mentioned  in  the  reign  of  David  (2  Sam.  20:15). 
 




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