|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) Hebrews hanith, a lance, from its flexibility (1 Samuel 18:10, 11; 19:9, 10; 20:33).
(2.) Hebrews romah, a lance for heavy-armed troops, so called from its piercing (Numbers 25:7). (see ARMS.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A sort of light spear, to be thrown or cast by the hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other fierce game.
2. (v. t.) To pierce with a javelin.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
See ARMOR; ARMS.
Javelin (16 Occurrences)
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; (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Joshua 8:18 Yahweh said to Joshua, "Stretch out the javelin that is in your hand toward Ai, for I will give it into your hand." Joshua stretched out the javelin that was in his hand toward the city. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 8:26 For Joshua didn't draw back his hand, with which he stretched out the javelin, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 17:6 He had brass shin armor on his legs, and a javelin of brass between his shoulders. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 17:45 Then said David to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a javelin: but I come to you in the name of Yahweh of Armies, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 18:10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand. (KJV WBS YLT)
1 Samuel 18:11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice. (KJV WBS YLT)
1 Samuel 19:9 And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand. (KJV WBS YLT)
1 Samuel 19:10 And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin: but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night. (KJV WBS YLT)
1 Samuel 20:33 And Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan knew that it was determined of his father to slay David. (KJV WBS YLT)
2 Chronicles 23:10 And he set all the people, every man with his javelin in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, toward the altar and the house, by the king round about. (DBY)
Job 39:23 The quiver rattles against him, the flashing spear and the javelin. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Job 41:26 If one attacks him with the sword, it can't prevail; nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Job 41:29 Clubs are counted as stubble. He laughs at the rushing of the javelin. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 35:3 Brandish the spear and block those who pursue me. Tell my soul, "I am your salvation." (See RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 50:42 They lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roars like the sea; and they ride on horses, everyone set in array, as a man to the battle, against you, daughter of Babylon. (See NAS)