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Goad


Goad. Judges 3:31; 1 Sam. 13:21. The Hebrew word in the latter passage probably means the point of the ploughshare. The former word does probably refer to the goad, the long handle of which might be used as a formidable weapon. The instrument, as still used in countries of southern Europe and western Asia, consists of a rod about eight feet long, brought to a sharp point and sometimes cased with iron at the head.