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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Saddle
Saddle [Heb. ḥāḇaš (Gen. 22:3; Nu. 22:21; Jgs. 19:10; 2 S. 16:1; 19:26; 1 K. 13:13, 23, 27; etc.), kar (Gen. 31:34), merkāḇ (Lev. 15:9)]; AV also FURNITURE (Gen. 31:34); NEB also BAG (Gen. 31:34), HARNESS, LADEN, etc.A saddle was a rider’s seat that was strapped to the back of an animal. A rigid
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Saddle
SADDLE. The noun “saddle” (Heb. merkāb) appears only in Lev 15:9. It means “riding seat,” and refers to a leather or cloth seat strapped to the back of an animal. This riding seat bore virtually no resemblance to the modern saddle. There was, however, a gradual improvement in design, so that the saddle
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Saddle
SADDLE — a seat for a rider, strapped to the back of an animal (Lev. 15:9). The saddle of Old Testament times had little resemblance to the modern saddle. It probably consisted of little more than a flat piece of leather or cloth.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SADDLE
SADDLE<sad’-’-l>: As noun ([מֶרְכָּב‎, merkabh], “a riding seat”) the word occurs in Leviticus 15:9 (margin “carriage”); ordinarily it is used as a verb ([חָבַשׁ‎, chabhash], literally, to “bind up” or “gird about”), to saddle an ass (Genesis 22:3; Numbers 22:21; Judges 19:10, etc.).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Saddle
saddle. A seat for riding an animal. Perhaps an early invention of the Persians, the saddle served both as a carriage for riders and as a covering to prevent the animal’s back from chafing. The Hebrew noun merkāb H5323 is used in the former sense in Lev. 15:9, where the rule on uncleanness extends also
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Saddle
SADDLE, sad′’l: As noun (מֶרְכָּב‎, merkābh, “a riding seat”) the word occurs in Lev 15:9 (m “carriage”); ordinarily it is used as a vb. (חָבַשׁ‎, ḥābhash, lit. to “bind up” or “gird about”), to saddle an ass (Gen 22:3; Nu 22:21; Jgs 19:10, etc).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SADDLE
SADDLE [כַּרkar]. Shaped saddles designed to provide riders with both comfort and stability do not exist prior to the Roman period. Although bare back cavalry continue through the Macedonian period (4th cent. bce), Assyrian reliefs from the 8th-cent. bce palace of Sargon II show mounted warriors with
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