Thumbnail image

Last Updated on : Friday, July 26, 2013

 


sp

DOWNLOAD EUREKA volumes in PDF: Eureka downloads page

Eureka vol. 1 TOC | Eureka vol. 2 TOC | Eureka vol 3 TOC

Previous section | Next section

 

Eureka

AN EXPOSITION OF THE APOCALYPSE
Sixth Edition, 1915
By Dr. John Thomas (first edition written 1861)

 

 

Chapter 9

Section 1 Subsection 11

"And they had Breasts as it were Breasts of Iron"


 
spacer

 

In this the thing covered is put for the covering. In the poem Antar, as quoted by Elliott, the steel or iron cuirasses of the Arab warriors are frequently noticed; as, "a warrior immersed in steel armor;" "15,000 men armed with cuirasses, and well accoutred for war;" they were "clothed in iron armor and brilliant cuirasses;" "out of the dust appeared horsemen clad in iron." In the Koran, among Godís gifts to the Arabs, their coats of mail for defence are specially mentioned; as, "God hath given you coats of mail to defend you in your wars." The Saracen policy was the wearing of defensive armor. The breastplate of iron, as symbolized by their iron breasts, was a descriptive feature answering literally to the Arab warriors of the sixth and seventh centuries.

 

 


spacer
spacer
spacer

Eureka Diary -- reading plan for Eureka

spacer