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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Horses

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Were anciently less used for labor, in Bible land, than oxen and asses. They were used by princes and warriors, both with and without chariots, Exodus 14:9,23 Esther 6:8 Ecclesiastes 10:7 . The finest description of the war-horse ever written is found in one of the most ancient books, Job 39:19-25 . Horses were common in Egypt, Genesis 47:17 50:9 Song of Song of Solomon 1:9; but the Jews were at first forbidden to go there for them, Deuteronomy 17:16 , or the keep any large number, Joshua 11:6 2 Samuel 8:4 . The object of this was to restrain them from growing proud, idolatrous, and fond of conquest, Isaiah 31:1-3 . Solomon, however, procured a large cavalry and chariot force, 2 Chronicles 1:14-17 9:25 . Horses were sometimes consecrated to idols, 2 Kings 23:11 , and were often used as symbols of angelic and earthly powers, under the control of God, 2 Kings 2:11 6:15-17 Zechariah 1:8 6:2-6 Revelation 2:18:13 .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Horses'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/h/horses.html. 1859.

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