A quantity of quartz harder than steel which, when struck with another or with a link, produces a spark; It is used to light a fire. By way of illustration, the Bible refers to flint when it highlights qualities such as toughness, durability, and resistance to strength. (Isaiah 5:28) “His arrows will be sharp, and all his bows will be bent; the hooves of their horses will be like flint, and the wheels of their chariots like a whirlwind. (Isaiah 50: 7) “Because the Lord God will help me, I was not ashamed; therefore, I have made my face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed. (Ezekiel 3: 9) “Like a diamond, stronger than flint, I have made your forehead; do not fear them or fear them, because they are a rebellious house.

There are limestone and chalk deposits in Israel and in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. It is brittle and forms a shiny surface when broken. It can be divided in such a way that the resulting pieces have very sharp edges, which since very primitive times man has used to create knives, ax points, chisels, spearheads, arrowheads and other tools and weapons. Moses’ wife circumscribed her son with a piece of stone. and when the nation of Israel later arrived at Gilgal, a similar operation was carried out again with flint knives. (Exodus 4:25) “Then Zippora took a sharp flint, and cut off her son’s foreskin, and threw it at his feet, saying,” You are truly a man of blood to me. “(Joshua 4:19)”

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