The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Harness[Heb ʾāsar—‘bind’] (Jer. 46:4); [rāṯam—‘bind fast’] (Mic. 1:13); AV BIND. The term “harness” is of Celtic origin, and in the AV refers to different types of armor (cf. 1 K. 22:24; 2 Ch. 9:24; 18:33; etc.). In the RSV it occurs only twice, with the meaning “saddle up,” and with this sense it
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
A war chariot of King Ashurbanipal of Assyria with a good view of a harness. LMHARNESS. Found in the KJV translation of Heb. shiryon in 1 Kgs 22:34 and 2 Chr 18:33 where there is a marginal reading of “breast-plate.” The RSV translates “breastplate” in both passages. The KJV translates Heb. nēsheq
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Harness, Harnessed
HARNESS, HARNESSED. The act of fastening animals to a cart or vehicle, e.g., yoking cattle (1 Sam. 6:7, 10, “hitched”) or horses (Jer. 46:4). From the monuments we see that the harness of the Egyptian war chariots was of leather, richly decorated, many-colored, and studded with gold and silver.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Harness(1.) Heb. ‘asar, “to bind;” hence the act of fastening animals to a cart (1 Sam. 6:7, 10; Jer. 46:4, etc.).(2.) An Old English word for “armour;” Heb. neshek (2 Chr. 9:24).(3.) Heb. shiryan, a coat of mail (1 Kings 22:34; 2 Chr. 18:33; rendered “breastplate” in Isa. 59:17).(4.) The children
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HARNESS — the gear with which a domestic animal, such as a horse, is equipped for riding or for pulling a vehicle or farming tool (Ps. 32:9; Jer. 46:4).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HARNESS<har’-nes>: A word of Celtic origin meaning “armour” in the King James Version; it is the translation of shiryan, “a coat of mail” (1 Ki 22:34; 2 Ch 18:33); of nesheq, “arms,” “weapons” (2 Ch 9:24, the Revised Version (British and American) “armor”); of ’acar “to bind” (Jer
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Harʹness. This word in our Authorized Version represents several distinct Hebrew words and has several distinct senses: 1. It designates the act of fastening horses to a chariot (Jer. 46:4); 2. It is taken in the old English sense for armor (2 Chron. 9:24; 18:33); 3. It describes the equipped or full-armed
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HARNESS KJV translation of a term meaning breastplate (1 Kings 22:34; 2 Chron. 18:33) or weapons (2 Chron. 9:24), where RSV translation “myrrh” and REB “perfumes” reflect a different Hebrew text, changed to “weaponry” in NRSV. See Arms and Armor.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
harness. This English term, as noun or verb, is used a few times in Bible translations to render several Hebrew words, such as ʾāsar H673, “tie up” (Jer. 46:4; used of hitching up chariots, 1 Ki. 18:44, and yoking cows, 1 Sam. 6:7). The KJV also uses this English word in its older sense of “armor” (1
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
HARNESS, härʹnes: A word of Celtic origin meaning “armour” in AV; it is the tr of shiryān, “a coat of mail” (1 K 22:34; 2 Ch 18:33); of neshek, “arms,” “weapons” (2 Ch 9:24, RV “armor”); of ’āṣar “to bind” (Jer 46:4), “harness the horses, probably here, “yoke the horses”; cf 1 S 6:7, “tie the kine
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HARNESS [אָסַרʾasar, רָתַםratham]. The act of binding a horse to a chariot (1 Kgs 18:44; Jer 46:4; Mic 1:13).
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