ox-goad

ox-goad

using this weapon, Shamgar slew 600 Philistines. [O.T.: Judges 3:31]
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The splints were sharp as needles, being indeed the needles used in tattooing, and on the end of the pole they were intended to be applied to Tiha's back in the same way that men apply ox-goads to oxen.
Prisoners were summarily judged, then expelled from the harsh sanctuary of their confinement to a bloody mob armed with sabers, pikes, and clubs, much like the Spanish peasants of a century and a half later, armed with flails, ox-goads, pitchforks, and clubs.
And those that did not have flails had heavy herdsman's clubs or ox-goads, and some had wooden pitchforks.