|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A man who uses a bow; an archer.
2. (n.) The man who rows the foremost oar in a boat; the bow oar.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
bo'-man: Israel seems not to have been equal to the surrounding peoples in the use of the bow. The battle of Gilboa was clearly lost through the superior skill of the Philistine bowmen. This seems to have moved David to encourage archery practice in Judah (2 Samuel 1:18; compare Driver in the place cited.). It is thought probable that the revival of Israel's military power under Jeroboam, son of Joash, was due to improvement in archery. Hosea, a contemporary, speaks of the bow as the national weapon of Israel (2 Samuel 1:5, 7). The most skilled bowmen of antiquity were the Assyrians (compare Isaiah 5:28; Isaiah 37:33). From Assyrian reliefs it seems that it was their practice to overwhelm their enemies with the bow, and to use sword and spear only when the foe had been demoralized and put to flight.
George B. Eager
Bowman (5 Occurrences)
Genesis 10:9 He was a very great bowman, so that there is a saying, Like Nimrod, a very great bowman. (BBE)
Genesis 21:20 And God was with the boy, and he became tall and strong, and he became a bowman, living in the waste land. (BBE)
Genesis 25:27 And the boys came to full growth; and Esau became a man of the open country, an expert bowman; but Jacob was a quiet man, living in tents. (BBE)
Jeremiah 4:29 For the noise of the horsemen and bowmen the whole city fleeth; they go into the thickets, and climb up upon the rocks; every city is forsaken, and not a man dwelleth therein. (See NAS)
Amos 2:15 And the bowman will not keep his place; he who is quick-footed will not get away safely: and the horseman will not keep his life. (BBE)