Used by OT prophets in a symbolic way: a neck ‘as stiff as iron’ described stubbornness (Isa. 48: 4). Breaking the yoke off the neck of Israel and Judah was Jeremiah's way of prophesying their future liberation.
Paul praises Priscilla and Aquila for risking their necks to save his life (Rom. 16: 4).
Subjects: Biblical Studies.