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A vehicle moving on wheels, and usually drawn by oxen (2 Samuel 6:3 ). The Hebrew word thus rendered, 'Agalah ( 1 Samuel 6:7,8 ), is also rendered "wagon" (Genesis 45:19 ). It is used also to denote a war-chariot (Psalm 46:9 ). Carts were used for the removal of the ark and its sacred utensils (Numbers 7:3,6 ). After retaining the ark amongst them for seven months, the Philistines sent it back to the Israelites. On this occasion they set it in a new cart, probably a rude construction, with solid wooden wheels like that still used in Western Asia, which was drawn by two milch cows, which conveyed it straight to Beth-shemesh.

A "cart rope," for the purpose of fastening loads on carts, is used (Isaiah 5:18 ) as a symbol of the power of sinful pleasures or habits over him who indulges them. (See CORD .) In Syria and Palestine wheel-carriages for any other purpose than the conveyance of agricultural produce are almost unknown.


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Cart'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/c/cart.html. 1897.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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