Kindest Regards, All! Since the imagery being discussed has to do with swords, I would like to include my favorite: "For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." -Hebrews 4:12, Companion Bible *footnote: I italicize to properly quote, but one must understand that italicized words in the KJV (and Companion) are inserted by the original translators to make it flow better in English. Italicized words are not for emphasis, as is commonly taught currently in English grammar. My Strong's Concordance lists almost two pages of references to the use of the word "sword", and 24 more that reference "swords". Most are of actual swords. I am not fully certain of the symbology, but it would seem to me an element of power, not unlike the horn in pagan (and Biblical) tradition. I do think there is an interesting wordplay between the words "sword" and "word." It gets a lot of attention in certain circles.