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Chariots

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Chariots. Scripture speaks of two kinds of chariots, two-wheeled, and both drawn by horses: one for princes and generals to ride in, Genesis 41:43; Genesis 46:29; 2 Kings 5:9; Acts 8:28; or dedicated to idols, 2 Kings 23:11; the other "chariots of iron," armed with iron scythes or hooks, projecting from the ends of the axletrees. The Canaanites whom Joshua engaged at the waters of Merom had horsemen, and a multitude of chariots. Joshua 11:4; Judges 1:19. Sisera, general of Jabin, king of Hazor, had 900 chariots of iron, Judges 4:3; and Solomon raised 1400, 1 Kings 10:26, in spite of the prohibition in Deuteronomy 17:16; 1 Samuel 8:11-12. The later kings also used this form of military defense. Isaiah 31:1. Elijah went up to heaven in a chariot of fire. 2 Kings 2:12. E. V. reads "chariots." In Song of Solomon 3:9, chariot seems to mean a portable sedan or palanquin, as it is translated in the R. V.


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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Chariots'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/rpd/c/chariots.html. 1893.

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