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Chariots of the Sun
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Mentioned alongside the “horses of the sun” (2 Kgs 23:11), these two entities are said to have stood in the temple as a gift from the kings of Judah but were removed by Josiah and burned. The chariots of the sun are also referred to in 1 Enoch 72:5, 37; 75:4 (compare Deut 17:3; 2 Kgs 23:5; Ezek 8:16; Jer 8:2).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chariots of the Sun
Chariots of the Sun (מַרַכְּבוֹת הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ‎, marakkevoth hashshemesh). Mentioned alongside the “horses of the sun” (2 Kgs 23:11), these two entities are said to have stood in the temple as a gift from the kings of Judah but were removed by Josiah and burned. The chariots of the sun are also referred
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chariots of the Sun
Chariots of the Sun [Heb. markeḇôṯ haššemeš]. These, together with “horses of the sun,” are mentioned in 2 K. 23:11. They are said to have stood in the temple, a gift of the kings of Judah. Josiah removed the horses from the precincts of the temple and burned the chariots. Among the Greeks,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chariots of the Sun
CHARIOTS OF THE SUN — articles removed from the entrance to the Temple by Josiah, king of Judah, and burned. These articles may have been idolatrous golden images of some king (2 Kin. 23:11). Both the Mesopotamian and the Greek cultures believed in a sun-god who drove his chariot across the sky. Apparently
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHARIOTS OF THE SUN
CHARIOTS OF THE SUN(מַרַכְּבוֹת הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ‎ [markebhoth ha-shemesh]): These, together with “horses of the sun,” are mentioned in 2 Kings 23:11. They are said to have stood in the temple, a gift of the kings of Judah. Josiah removed the horses from the precincts of the temple and burned the chariots.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chariots of the Sun
CHARIOTS OF THE SUN RSV translation in 2 Kings 23:11 for a sculpture that Josiah removed from the Jerusalem temple. Other translations speak of horses the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. The Assyrians called the sun god “chariot rider,” so this could represent statuary introduced when Judah
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Chariots of the Sun
chariots of the sun. Sun worship as part of the general cult of heavenly bodies is alluded to often in the OT (see sun; sun worship). One passage tells us that King Josiah removed from the temple “the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun” and “then burned the chariots of the sun” (markbôt
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Chariots of the Sun
CHARIOTS OF THE SUN (מַרְכְּבוֹת הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ‎, markebhōth ha-shemesh): These, together with “horses of the sun,” are mentioned in 2 K 23:11. They are said to have stood in the temple, a gift of the kings of Judah. Josiah removed the horses from the precincts of the temple and burned the chariots. Among