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bosses in Easton's Bible Dictionary

the projecting parts of a shield (Job 15:26). The Hebrew word thus rendered means anything convex or arched, and hence the back, as of animals.

bosses in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

BOS'SES , the prominent or projecting parts of the buckler, and of course the thickest and strongest. Job 15:26.

bosses in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

The projecting center of a shield. Job 15:26; "he (the rebel) runneth upon Him (God), even on (rather with) his neck (i.e. the rebel's haughtily uplifted neck, Psalm 75:5); upon (rather with) the thick bosses of his (the rebel's, not God's) bucklers." The rebel and his fellows, as it were, join shield to shield as a compact covering against the Almighty's darts. What suicidal folly! for "the shields of the earth belong unto God" (Psalm 47:9). The invading godless Gog and Magog's shields Israel shall "set on fire" (Ezekiel 39:9).