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Covered carts • Wagon
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cart [Heb. agālâ < ‘gl-‘to be round’]. Whereas Heb. reḵeḇ (a collective) and merkāḇâ (a single exemplar) denote the chariots used in war and by the highest officials in the state, ag̱ālâ denotes a cart or wagon used mainly for carrying objects too heavy for beasts of burden or, in exceptional
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
cart, or wagon, a term denoting a two- or four-wheeled vehicle drawn by oxen or other animals (rarely horses). It was used for transporting people and things. In Gen. 45:19, 21, 27; 46:5; Num. 7:3–8 (nrsv: “wagons”); and Jth. 15:11 no special function is indicated. In 1 Sam. 6:7–14; 2 Sam. 6:3; and 1
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CART. The Heb. term ˓ăgālâ is translated both “cart” and “wagon” (q.v.). In 1 Sam 6:7–14 the Philistines made a new cart to transport the ark of God back to Israel. Such Philistine carts with two solid wheels are depicted in a relief of s III at Medinet Habu, c. 1170 b.c. In 2 Sam 6:3 and 1 Chr 13:7.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cart, Wagon
CART, WAGON (aḡālâ, from the ‘rolling’ of wheels). Originally in Babylonia (Early Dynastic period) sledges were devised for carrying light loads, and these were soon adopted in Egypt and other flat countries. With the advent of the wheel, and the consequent increased mobility, carts early came into
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
CartA wheeled vehicle drawn by horses (Isa. 28:28) or cows (1 Sam. 6:7) that is used to transport people or goods. Carts were most often employed for agricultural work (Isa. 28:27; Amos 2:13), but one was used to carry the ark of the covenant (1 Sam. 6:7; 2 Sam. 6:3 = 1 Chr. 13:7). The ropes that pull
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cart. †The Old Testament mentions both chariots (especially in accounts of war) and carts, two- or four-wheeled vehicles used for transportation. Because of the hilly terrain they inhabited the Israelites could not use the cart much, unlike the Philistines and the Assyrians, who lived in flatter regions.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cart, Gen. 45:19, 27; Num. 7:3, 7, 8, a vehicle drawn by cattle, 2 Sam. 6:6; to be distinguished from the chariot drawn by horses. Carts and wagons were either open or covered, Num. 7:3, and were used for conveyance of persons, Gen. 45:19, burdens, 1 Sam. 6:7, 8, or produce. Amos 2:13. The only cart
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CART (Heb. ˓ăgālâ), something “revolving”; sometimes rendered “chariot,” Ps. 46:9; “wagon,” Gen. 45:19, 21, 27; 46:5). A two-wheeled vehicle used for transporting persons (Gen. 45:19; Num. 7:8) or freight (1 Sam. 6:7–8). Carts were drawn by cattle (2 Sam. 6:3, 6) and are to be distinguished from the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Carta vehicle moving on wheels, and usually drawn by oxen (2 Sam. 6:3). The Hebrew word thus rendered, ʾagalah (1 Sam. 6:7, 8), is also rendered “wagon” (Gen. 45:19). It is used also to denote a war-chariot (Ps. 46:9). Carts were used for the removal of the ark and its sacred utensils (Num. 7:3, 6).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Cartcart, or wagon, a term denoting either a two or four-wheeled vehicle drawn by oxen or other animals (rarely horses). It was used for transporting people and things. The particular meaning of ‘cart’ is derived from the biblical context. The function of a cart was different from that of the chariot,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CART — a two-wheeled vehicle used for transporting goods in Bible times (Num. 7:3, 6–8). The first mention of a cart in the Bible is the reference to the carts that Joseph gave to the “sons of Israel” to bring his father Jacob and their wives and children to Egypt (Gen. 45:19, 21, 27; 46:5).Normally
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CART<kart> (עֲגָלָה‎ [̀aghalah]): The Hebrew word has been translated in some passages “cart,” and in others “wagon.” In one verse only has it been translated “chariot.” The context of the various passages indicates that a distinction was made between vehicles which were used for carrying baggage
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