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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Always referred to in the Bible in connection with warlike operations, except Isaiah 28:28
. The war-horse is described Job 39:19-25
. For a long period after their settlement in Canaan the Israelites made no use of horses, according to the prohibition, Deuteronomy 17:16
. David was the first to form a force of cavalry (2 Samuel 8:4
). But Solomon, from his connection with Egypt, greatly multiplied their number (1 Kings 4:26
). After this, horses were freely used in Israel (1 Kings 22:4
; 2 Kings 3:7
). The furniture of the horse consisted simply of a bridle (Isaiah 30:28
) and a curb (Psalm 32:9
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Horse'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/h/horse.html. 1897.