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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Litter

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lit´ẽr ( צב , cābh ): (1) Used upon backs of camels for easy riding, made of a wooden frame with light mattress and pillows, also a covering above, supported by upright pieces, sometimes having also side awnings for protection from the sun's rays. Mule litters were made with pairs of shafts projecting before and behind, between which the animals were yoked (Isaiah 66:20 ). Litter-wagons (צב עגלת , 'eghlōth cābh ) are mentioned in Numbers 7:3; the horse litter (φόριον , phórion ) is mentioned in 2 Macc 9:8; compare 3:27. (2) מטּה , miṭṭāh , "palanquin" or "litter of Solomon" (Song of Solomon 3:7; compare Song of Solomon 3:9 ). See PALANQUIN .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Litter'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/l/litter.html. 1915.

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