Numbers 25:7

And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Dagger. Josephus translates romach, by romphaia, "a sword. "Septuagint by seiromasten, a long and sharp iron rod, like a spit, such as people use to try if any smuggled goods be concealed. (Haydock) It denotes any sort of offensive weapon. (Calmet) The Vulgate sometimes translates, a lance or spear. (Menochius)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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