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Smith's Bible DictionaryHorse
The most striking feature in the biblical notices of the horse is the exclusive application of it to warlike operations; in no instance is that useful animal employed for the purposes of ordinary locomotion or agriculture, if we except (Isaiah 28:28) The animated description of the horse in (Job 39:19-25) applies solely to the war-horse. The Hebrews in the patriarchal age, as a pastoral race, did not stand in need of the services Of the horse, and for a long period after their settlement in Canaan they dispensed with it, partly in consequence of the hilly nature of the country, which only admitted of the use of chariots in certain localities, (Judges 1:19) and partly in consequence to the prohibition in (17:16) which would be held to apply at all periods. David first established a force of cavalry and chariots, (2 Samuel 8:4) but the great supply of horses was subsequently effected by Solomon through his connection with Egypt. (1 Kings 4:26) Solomon also established a very active trade in horses, which were brought by dealers out of Egypt and resold, at a profit, to the Hittites. With regard to the trappings and management of the horse we have little information. The bridle was placed over the horse's nose, (Isaiah 30:28) and a bit or curb is also mentioned. (2 Kings 19:28; Psalms 32:9; Proverbs 26:3; Isaiah 37:29) In the Authorized Version it is incorrectly given "bridle," with the exception of (Psalms 32:1) ... Saddles were not used until a late period. The horses were not shod, and therefore hoofs are hard "as flint," (Isaiah 5:28) were regarded as a great merit. The chariot-horses were covered with embroidered trappings (Ezekiel 27:20) Horses and chariots were used also in idolatrous processions, as noticed in regard to the sun. (2 Kings 23:11)
Scripture Alphabet Of AnimalsHorse
There is a fine description of a war-horse in the book of Job-a book which some think to be the oldest in the world. It is in the thirty- ninth chapter Job 39. "Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him; the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains and the shouting."
In Jud 5 you will find this verse. "Then were the horse-hoofs broken by the means of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones." And it seems likely from this, that it was not the custom to shoe horses in those days, so that their hoofs were more easily broken.
They had horses in Egypt in very ancient times, as you will find if you read the first part of the book of Exodus. You will see there how the children of Israel escaped from Egypt, after they had been kept in hard bondage a great many years; and how when they had gone only a short distance, the wicked king Pharaoh went after them to try to get them back. There was a great company of the Israelites, men, women and children; they had nothing to ride on, and had their flocks and herds with them, so that they could not go very fast. They took the course which God directed, and it brought them to the Red Sea, where there were neither boats nor bridges for them to go over.
Just then they heard that Pharaoh and his army were coming after them. Some came in chariots of war, and of these there were six hundred drawn by horses; and a great many more came on horseback. Now what could these people do? If they went on, they would be drowned; and if they went back, or stayed where they were, they would fall into the hands of the Egyptians. God told them not to be afraid, for he would take care of them; so he divided the waters of the sea, and made a dry road for them to go through, while the water stood up like a wall on each side of them. Then the Egyptians followed on, and God let the waters flow down upon them, so that they were all drowned. Think what a sight it must have been, when the chariots, and horses, and men, were all surrounded by that great, mighty water, and then sunk down one after another, so that they could be seen no more. The children of Israel sang a psalm of praise after God had saved them in this wonderful manner, and these words are a part of it: "Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea."
In one of the last chapters in the Old Testament you will find these words, "In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD." This speaks of a time which has not yet come, but for which christians are looking, when this world will not be wicked as it now is; but when every thing, even the bells of the horses, shall be holy unto the Lord.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaHORSE
GATE, CORNER, FOUNTAIN, HORSE, SUR
See HORSE, WHITE.
Easton's Bible DictionaryAlways 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; 10:26, 29). After this, horses were freely used in Israel (1 Kings 22:4; 2 Kings 3:7; 9:21, 33; 11:16). The furniture of the horse consisted simply of a bridle (Isaiah 30:28) and a curb (Psalm 32:9).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus Equus; especially, the domestic horse (E. caballus), which was domesticated in Egypt and Asia at a very early period. It has six broad molars, on each side of each jaw, with six incisors, and two canine teeth, both above and below. The mares usually have the canine teeth rudimentary or wanting. The horse differs from the true asses, in having a long, flowing mane, and the tail bushy to the base. Unlike the asses it has callosities, or chestnuts, on all its legs. The horse excels in strength, speed, docility, courage, and nobleness of character, and is used for drawing, carrying, bearing a rider, and like purposes.
2. (n.) The male of the genus horse, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.
3. (n.) Mounted soldiery; cavalry; -- used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; -- distinguished from foot.
4. (n.) A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.
5. (n.) A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.
6. (n.) Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.
7. (n.) A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse -- said of a vein -- is to divide into branches for a distance.
8. (n.) See Footrope, a.
9. (n.) A breast band for a leadsman.
10. (n.) An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon.
11. (n.) A jackstay.
12. (v. t.) To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.
13. (v. t.) To sit astride of; to bestride.
14. (v. t.) To cover, as a mare; -- said of the male.
15. (v. t.) To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.
16. (v. t.) To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
Greek2462. hippos -- a horse
... hippos. 2463 >>. a horse. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: hippos
Phonetic Spelling: (hip'-pos) Short Definition: a horse Definition: a horse. ...
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751. Archippos -- "horse-ruler," Archippus, a Christian at ...
5376. Philippos -- "horse-loving," Philip, two sons of Herod the ...
5433. phruasso -- to neigh, whinny, fig. to be wanton
1913. epibibazo -- to place upon
67. Agrippas -- Agrippa, the name of two descendant of Herod the ...
1690. embrimaomai -- to be moved with anger, to admonish sternly
1910. epibaino -- to go aboard, to go up to
2934. ktenos -- a beast of burden
2461. hippikos -- cavalry
Strong's Hebrew5483b. sus -- a horse
... << 5483a, 5483b. sus. 5484 >>. a horse. Transliteration: sus Short Definition:
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1725. dahar -- to rush, dash (of a horse)
6571a. parash -- a horse, steed
6571. parash -- a horse, steed
5483. cuwc -- a swallow, swift (type of bird)
7392. rakab -- to mount and ride, ride
5936. aluqah -- a leech
7483. ramah -- perhaps vibration, quivering
7267. rogez -- agitation, excitement, raging
5485. Susi -- a Manassite
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ThesaurusWar-horse (1 Occurrence)
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Horse (62 Occurrences)
Horse-gate (3 Occurrences)
Horse-heels (2 Occurrences)
Horse-leech (1 Occurrence)
Rider (26 Occurrences)
Ride (31 Occurrences)
Horse's (3 Occurrences)
War-carriage (11 Occurrences)
Horseman (13 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceHorse (62 Occurrences)
Revelation 6:2 And behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow. A crown was given to him, and he came forth conquering, and to conquer. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 6:4 Another came forth, a red horse. To him who sat on it was given power to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another. There was given to him a great sword. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 6:5 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come and see!" And behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a balance in his hand. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 6:8 And behold, a pale horse, and he who sat on it, his name was Death. Hades followed with him. Authority over one fourth of the earth, to kill with the sword, with famine, with death, and by the wild animals of the earth was given to him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 9:16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million. I heard the number of them. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Revelation 14:20 The winepress was trodden outside of the city, and blood came out from the winepress, even to the bridles of the horses, as far as one thousand six hundred stadia. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 19:11 I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it is called Faithful and True. In righteousness he judges and makes war. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 19:19 I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him who sat on the horse, and against his army. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 19:21 The rest were killed with the sword of him who sat on the horse, the sword which came forth out of his mouth. All the birds were filled with their flesh. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 49:17 Dan will be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, That bites the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 15:1 Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to Yahweh, and said, "I will sing to Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously. The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 15:19 For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and Yahweh brought back the waters of the sea on them; but the children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 15:21 Miriam answered them, "Sing to Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously. The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 15:9 And any leather seat on a horse on which the unclean man has been seated will be unclean. (BBE)
Deuteronomy 20:1 When you go forth to battle against your enemies, and see horses, and chariots, and a people more than you, you shall not be afraid of them; for Yahweh your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 11:4 They went out, they and all their armies with them, many people, even as the sand that is on the seashore in multitude, with very many horses and chariots. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 5:22 Then the horse hoofs stamped because of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 10:29 A chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty; and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 18:5 Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land, to all the springs of water, and to all the brooks. Perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, that we not lose all the animals." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 20:1 Ben Hadad the king of Syria gathered all his army together; and there were thirty-two kings with him, and horses and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and fought against it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 20:20 They each killed his man. The Syrians fled, and Israel pursued them. Ben Hadad the king of Syria escaped on a horse with horsemen. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 20:25 Muster an army, like the army that you have lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot. We will fight against them in the plain, and surely we will be stronger than them." He listened to their voice, and did so. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 6:15 When the servant of the man of God had risen early, and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was around the city. His servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 7:6 For the Lord had made the army of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great army: and they said one to another, Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come on us. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 7:10 So they came and called to the porter of the city; and they told them, saying, "We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but the horses tied, and the donkeys tied, and the tents as they were." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 9:19 Then he sent out a second on horseback, who came to them, and said, "Thus says the king,'Is it peace?'" Jehu answered, "What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me!" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 1:17 They brought up and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred pieces of silver, and a horse for one hundred fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 23:15 So they made way for her; and she went to the entrance of the horse gate to the king's house: and they killed her there. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 3:28 Above the horse gate repaired the priests, everyone over against his own house. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 6:8 let royal clothing be brought which the king uses to wear, and the horse that the king rides on, and on the head of which a crown royal is set. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 6:9 Let the clothing and the horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man whom the king delights to honor with them, and have him ride on horseback through the city square, and proclaim before him,'Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor!'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 6:10 Then the king said to Haman, "Hurry and take the clothing and the horse, as you have said, and do this for Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king's gate. Let nothing fail of all that you have spoken." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Esther 6:11 Then Haman took the clothing and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and had him ride through the city square, and proclaimed before him, "Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor!" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 39:18 When she lifts up herself on high, she scorns the horse and his rider. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 39:19 "Have you given the horse might? Have you clothed his neck with a quivering mane? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 32:9 Don't be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding, who are controlled by bit and bridle, or else they will not come near to you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 33:17 A horse is a vain thing for safety, neither does he deliver any by his great power. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 76:6 At your rebuke, God of Jacob, both chariot and horse are cast into a deep sleep. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 147:10 He doesn't delight in the strength of the horse. He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but victory is with Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 26:3 A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools! (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 30:31 The war-horse, and the he-goat, and the king when his army is with him. (BBE DBY)
Song of Songs 1:9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots. (Root in KJV BBE WBS)
Isaiah 30:16 but you said, "No, for we will flee on horses;" therefore you will flee; and, "We will ride on the swift;" therefore those who pursue you will be swift. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 43:17 who brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the mighty man (they lie down together, they shall not rise; they are extinct, they are quenched like a wick): (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 63:13 who led them through the depths, as a horse in the wilderness, so that they didn't stumble? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 8:6 I listened and heard, but they didn't speak aright: no man repents him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? everyone turns to his course, as a horse that rushes headlong in the battle. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 31:40 The whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields to the brook Kidron, to the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy to Yahweh; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more forever. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 51:21 and with you will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 51:27 Set up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz: appoint a marshal against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough canker worm. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 26:7 For thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will bring on Tyre Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, from the north, with horses, and with chariots, and with horsemen, and a company, and much people. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 39:20 You shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, says the Lord Yahweh. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 14:3 Assyria can't save us. We won't ride on horses; neither will we say any more to the work of our hands,'Our gods!' for in you the fatherless finds mercy." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Amos 2:15 neither shall he stand who handles the bow; and he who is swift of foot won't escape; neither shall he who rides the horse deliver himself; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Micah 1:13 Let the war-carriage be yoked to the quick-running horse, you who are living in Lachish: she was the first cause of sin to the daughter of Zion; for the wrongdoings of Israel were seen in you. (BBE NAS)
Nahum 3:2 The noise of the whip, the noise of the rattling of wheels, prancing horses, and bounding chariots, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 1:8 "I had a vision in the night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in a ravine; and behind him there were red, brown, and white horses. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 9:10 I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow will be cut off; and he will speak peace to the nations: and his dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 10:3 My anger is kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the male goats; For Yahweh of Armies has visited his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them as his majestic horse in the battle. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Zechariah 12:4 In that day," says Yahweh, "I will strike every horse with terror, and his rider with madness; and I will open my eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 14:15 So will be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the donkey, and of all the animals that will be in those camps, as that plague. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 14:20 In that day there will be on the bells of the horses, "HOLY TO YAHWEH;" and the pots in Yahweh's house will be like the bowls before the altar. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)