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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Wheel
Wheel. Device originating in the region of Mesopotamia, probably dating from about 3500 bc. The earliest known form is the two-wheeled cart of Sumer. The first wheels were probably just discs cut from trees, but later wheels were made by clamping three shaped planks together by copper clamps extending
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Wheel
Wheel [Heb. ʾôp̱ān (Ex. 14:25; 1 K. 1:30, 32f.; Prov. 20:26; Isa. 28:27; Ezk. 1:15f.; etc.), galgal (Eccl. 12:6; Isa. 5:28; Jer. 47:3; “whirling wheel,” Ezk. 10:2, 6, 13, [gilgāl] (Isa. 28:28), ʾoḇnayim (Jer. 18:3); Aram galgal (Dnl. 7:9)].Hebrew ʾôp̱ān could represent wheels of various types:
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Wheel
WHEEL Device originating in the region of Mesopotamia, probably dating from about 3500 bc. The earliest known form is the two-wheeled cart of Sumer. The first wheels were probably just discs cut from trees, but later wheels were made by clamping three shaped planks together by copper clamps extending
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Wheels
wheels. Early representations of wheels show them to be solid and anchored to the axle so that the whole combination would turn beneath the bed of the vehicle (third millennium bce). Subsequent developments freed the wheel to turn on the axle, designed spoked wheels with rims for lighter weight and maneuverability,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Felloes
FELLOES. The English word means the rims of wheels supported by spokes. In 1 Kgs 7:33 these are parts of the wheels of the stands for the bronze basins or lavers in the court of Solomon’s temple. The KJV so translated ḥishshuquɩ̂m, which more accurately means the spokes, whereas the KJV word “naves”
Wheel
WHEEL. Wheels were invented by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia before 3000 b.c. Cart wheels were first made of solid, semi-circular halves of wood fastened together with planks and sometimes rimmed with metal (ANEP. 163), later consisting of spokes, hub, and rim. Most references are probably to the spoked
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Wheel
WHEEL. The earliest attested wheels (Heb. galgal, ’ôp̱ān) are clay models of chariot wheels and fragments of a potter’s wheel (cf. Je. 18:3, Heb. ’oḇnayim) of the 4th millennium bc (see C. L. Woolley, Ur Excavations, 4, 1956, p. 28, plate 24). Early wheels were made from wooden planks pegged together,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Wheel
WheelThe chariot wheels (Heb. ʾôp̱an) described in the Bible are of a fully developed form made from cast axles, rims, spokes, and hubs (1 Kgs. 7:33). Other types also existed, and archaeological evidence shows a degree of experimentation in Near Eastern countries indicating a local development from
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Wheel
Wheel (Heb. ˒ôp̱an, galgal). A circular object or disk capable of turning on an axis at its center. Early wheels were wooden and attached firmly to the axle, but in time lighter, spoked wheels were developed that turned on the axle. In the Bible wheels are mentioned in connection with carts (Isa.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Wheel
WHEEL. Wheels were well known in the ancient biblical world. Water buckets were manipulated by ropes pulled over wheels set up at wells and cisterns (Eccles. 12:6). The potter’s wheel referred to in Jer. 18:3 and other places was ancient. Solomon’s Temple was equipped with wheeled basins (1 Kings 7:30–33).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Wheel
Wheel(Heb. galgal; rendered “wheel” in Ps. 83:13, and “a rolling thing” in Isa. 17:13; R.V. in both, “whirling dust”). This word has been supposed to mean the wild artichoke, which assumes the form of a globe, and in autumn breaks away from its roots, and is rolled about by the wind in some places in
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Felloe
Felloefelloe (felʹoh; kjv; rsv: ‘rim’), the edge of a wheel on the portable water stands in the Jerusalem Temple (1 Kings 7:33).
Wheels
Wheelswheels, round disks fitted with an axle at their center for supporting a load-carrying device. Early representations of wheels show them to be solid, anchored to the axle, the whole combination turning beneath the bed of the vehicle (Royal Standard of Ur, third millennium b.c.). Subsequent developments
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Wheel
WHEEL — a sturdy rim connected by spokes to a hub, designed to turn around on an axle passed through the center. Wheels are first mentioned in Exodus 14:25, a reference to the chariot wheels of the Egyptians.The original wheels were probably pieces cut from wooden logs. Illustrations from Ur about 2500