A sharp point

A sharp point


Author: Jim Fox

Hebrew – dorevan, malmadh
Greek – kentron

An eight-foot wooden pole, shod at one end with a spade used for removing mud from the plow and at the other with a sharp point for prodding oxen. It was a formidable weapon in the hands of shamgar (Judges 3:31). To “kick against the pricks” pictures oxen kicking against the goads – a figure of useless resistance to a greater power.

Other verses

1 Sam 13:21; Eccl 12:11; Acts 9:5; Acts 26:14

Source Material:
The Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary Young’s Analytical Concordance

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