The God of Israel as commander of armed forces, both of Israel and in heaven. God is the general of the armies of Israel and David is his lieutenant (1 Sam. 17: 45); but God also has his angels (1 Kgs. 22: 19) and the forces of nature (Amos 4: 13).
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