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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Horse

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Horse. This most valuable animal was first domesticated in the East, and was probably brought by those who emigrated westward from Asia into Arabia and Egypt. No mention is made of horses as forming any part of the possessions of the patriarchs; nor are any noticed among the presents Abraham received from the kings of Egypt and Gerar. Genesis 12:16; Genesis 20:14. The horse was probably not in those early times used except for military purposes; indeed we find scarcely an allusion in Scripture to its employment for the farm or any ordinary domestic service. Once the horse is said to tread out some species of corn, Isaiah 28:28; but it is a war-horse, strong and fierce, that is poetically described in Job 39:19-25.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Horse'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/h/horse.html. 1893.

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