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(Genesis 45:19,27; Numbers 7:3,7,8) a vehicle drawn by cattle, (2 Samuel 6:6) to be distinguished from the chariot drawn by horses. Carts and wagons were either open or covered, (Numbers 7:3) and were used for conveyance of person, (Genesis 45:19) burdens, (1 Samuel 6:7,8) or produce. (Amos 2:13) The only cart used in western Asia has two wheels of solid wood.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A vehicle moving on wheels, and usually drawn by oxen (2 Samuel 6:3). The Hebrew word thus rendered, 'agalah (1 Samuel 6:7, 8), is also rendered "wagon" (Genesis 45:19). It is used also to denote a war-chariot (Psalm 46:9). Carts were used for the removal of the ark and its sacred utensils (Numbers 7:3, 6). After retaining the ark amongst them for seven months, the Philistines sent it back to the Israelites. On this occasion they set it in a new cart, probably a rude construction, with solid wooden wheels like that still used in Western Asia, which was drawn by two milch cows, which conveyed it straight to Beth-shemesh.

A "cart rope," for the purpose of fastening loads on carts, is used (Isaiah 5:18) as a symbol of the power of sinful pleasures or habits over him who indulges them. (see CORD.) In Syria and Palestine wheel-carriages for any other purpose than the conveyance of agricultural produce are almost unknown.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot.

2. (n.) A two-wheeled vehicle for the ordinary purposes of husbandry, or for transporting bulky and heavy articles.

3. (n.) A light business wagon used by bakers, grocery men, butchers, etc.

4. (n.) An open two-wheeled pleasure carriage.

5. (v. t.) To carry or convey in a cart.

6. (v. t.) To expose in a cart by way of punishment.

7. (v. i.) To carry burdens in a cart; to follow the business of a carter.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CART

kart (`aghalah): The Hebrew word has been translated in some passages "cart," and in others "wagon." In one verse only has it been translated "chariot." The context of the various passages indicates that a distinction was made between vehicles which were used for carrying baggage or produce and those used for carrying riders (chariots), although in their primitive form of construction they were much the same (compare English "cart" and "carriage").

Carts, like "chariots" (which see), were of Assyrian origin. They were early carried to Egypt where the flat nature of the country readily led to their adoption. From Egypt they gradually found their way among the people of the Palestinian plains. In the hills of Judea and Central Palestine, except where highways were built (1 Samuel 6:12), the nature of the country prevented the use of wheeled vehicles. 1 Samuel 6:7, 8, 10, 11, 14 show that the people of the plains used carts. The men of Kiriath-jearim found it easier to carry the ark (1 Samuel 7:1). Their attempt to use a cart later (2 Samuel 6:3, 1 1 Chronicles 13:7) proved disastrous and they abandoned it for a safer way (2 Samuel 6:13).

That carts were used at a very early date is indicated by Numbers 7:3, 7, 8. That these vehicles were not the common mode of conveyance in Palestine is shown in Genesis 45. Pharaoh commanded that Joseph's brethren should return to their father with their beasts of burden (Genesis 45:21) and take with them Egyptian wagons (Genesis 45:19, 21; Genesis 46:6) for bringing back their father and their families. The very unusual sight of the wagons was proof to Jacob of Joseph's existence (Genesis 45:27).

Bible descriptions and ancient Babylonian and Egyptian pictures indicate that the cart was usually two-wheeled and drawn by two oxen.

With the Arabian conquests and subsequent ruin of the roads wheeled vehicles disappeared from Syria and Palestine. History is again repeating itself. The Circassians, whom the Turkish government has settled near Caesarea, Jerash (Gerasa) and Amman (Philadelphia), have introduced a crude cart which must be similar to that used in Old Testament times. The two wheels are of solid wood. A straight shaft is joined to the wooden axle, and to this a yoke of oxen is attached. On the Philistian plains may be seen carts of present-day Egyptian origin but of a pattern many centuries old. With the establishment of government roads during the last 50 years, European vehicles of all descriptions are fast coming into the country.

One figurative reference is made to the cart (Isaiah 5:18), but its meaning is obscure.

James A. Patch

Greek
2934. ktenos -- a beast of burden
... of burden Definition: a beast of burden (generally, a horse or mule) either for
riding or for carrying loads on its back, or for yoking to a cart or carriage. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5699. agalah -- a cart
... 5698, 5699. agalah. 5700 . a cart. Transliteration: agalah Phonetic Spelling:
(ag-aw-law') Short Definition: cart. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/5699.htm - 6k
Library

The Destruction that came Upon the Philistines, and Upon
... five golden mice like to those that devoured and destroyed their country [2] to
put them in a bag, and lay them upon the ark; to make them a new cart also for ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 the destruction that.htm

The Ark among the Philistines
... Now therefore prepare a new cart and two milch cows that have never worn a yoke,
and fasten the cows to the cart, but leave their calves behind them at home. ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/the ark among the philistines.htm

Death and Life from the Ark
... of God, whose name is called by the name of the Lord of hosts that dwelleth between
the cherubims.3. And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/death and life from the.htm

Importance of Small Things in Religion
... for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city, the hand of God was
very heavy there." Placing the terrible captive upon a new cart, they left the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 6 1860/importance of small things in.htm

Psalm CXXXIII.
... For murmurers are admirably described in a certain passage of the Scriptures, "The
heart of a fool is as the wheel of a cart." [5643] What is the meaning of ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxxxiii.htm

Life Amongst the Upper Ten Thousand
... Accordingly, I made ready and in due course the Yamen carriage arrived, a springless,
but elegantly upholstered cart, and accompanied by a woman servant we ...
/.../the fulfilment of a dream of pastor hsis/chapter xviii life amongst the.htm

"Pan, Pan is Dead"
... We are crossing the river-bed in our cart. "Don't look!" says my comrade, and I
look the other way. ... We have arranged to meet at the cart at about ten o'clock. ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter xxiii pan pan is.htm

Our Deliverance from the Boxers (1900)
... The only possible route left open to us was southward by cart,"fourteen days
to Fan-cheng,"then ten or more days by houseboat to Hankow. ...
/.../goforth/how i know god answers prayer/v our deliverance from the.htm

San Josef
... For the wheelers, being in the slough with the cart, are powerless; but the leaders,
who have scrambled through, are safe on dry land at the end of their long ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/at last/chapter ix san josef.htm

The Husbandman and his Operations
... For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart
wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the husbandman and his operations.htm

Thesaurus
Cart (12 Occurrences)
... On this occasion they set it in a new cart, probably a rude construction, with solid
wooden wheels like that still used in Western Asia, which was drawn by two ...
/c/cart.htm - 15k

Cart-ropes (1 Occurrence)
Cart-ropes. Cart-rope, Cart-ropes. Carts . Multi-Version Concordance
Cart-ropes (1 Occurrence). Isaiah 5:18 Woe unto ...
/c/cart-ropes.htm - 6k

Cart-rope (1 Occurrence)
Cart-rope. Cart, Cart-rope. Cart-ropes . Multi-Version Concordance
Cart-rope (1 Occurrence). Isaiah 5:18 Woe unto them that draw ...
/c/cart-rope.htm - 6k

Cart-wheels (1 Occurrence)
Cart-wheels. Cartwheel, Cart-wheels. Carve . Multi-Version Concordance
Cart-wheels (1 Occurrence). Isaiah 28:28 Is the grain for bread crushed? ...
/c/cart-wheels.htm - 6k

Ahio (6 Occurrences)
... While Uzzah went by the side of the ark, he walked before it guiding the oxen which
drew the cart on which it was carried, after having brought it from his ...
/a/ahio.htm - 10k

Cord (47 Occurrences)
... Frequently used in its proper sense, for fastening a tent (Exodus 35:18; 39:40),
yoking animals to a cart (Isaiah 5:18), binding prisoners (Judges 15:13; Psalm ...
/c/cord.htm - 27k

Uzzah (10 Occurrences)
... men of Kirjath-jearim placed the ark when it was brought back from the land of the
Philistines (1 Samuel 7:1). He with his brother Ahio drove the cart on which ...
/u/uzzah.htm - 13k

Cows (33 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 6:7 "Now therefore take and prepare yourselves a new cart, and two milk
cows, on which there has come no yoke; and tie the cows to the cart, and bring ...
/c/cows.htm - 15k

Drivers (11 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 6:3 And they put the ark of God on a new cart and took it out of the house
of Abinadab which was on the hill: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab ...
/d/drivers.htm - 9k

Drave (13 Occurrences)
... (KJV). 2 Samuel 6:3 And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it
out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of ...
/d/drave.htm - 10k

Concordance
Cart (12 Occurrences)

Numbers 7:3
And they came with their offerings before the Lord, six covered carts and twelve oxen; a cart for every two of the chiefs, and for every one an ox.
(Root in BBE NAS NIV)

1 Samuel 6:7
"Now therefore take and prepare yourselves a new cart, and two milk cows, on which there has come no yoke; and tie the cows to the cart, and bring their calves home from them;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 6:8
and take the ark of Yahweh, and lay it on the cart; and put the jewels of gold, which you return him for a trespass offering, in a coffer by its side; and send it away, that it may go.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 6:10
The men did so, and took two milk cows, and tied them to the cart, and shut up their calves at home;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 6:11
and they put the ark of Yahweh on the cart, and the coffer with the mice of gold and the images of their tumors.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 6:14
The cart came into the field of Joshua of Beth Shemesh, and stood there, where there was a great stone: and they split the wood of the cart, and offered up the cows for a burnt offering to Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 6:3
They set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in the hill: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 13:7
They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 5:18
Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, and wickedness as with cart rope;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 28:27
For the dill are not threshed with a sharp instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned over the cumin; but the dill is beaten out with a stick, and the cumin with a rod.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 28:28
Bread flour must be ground; so he will not always be threshing it. Although he drives the wheel of his threshing cart over it, his horses don't grind it.
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 2:13
Behold, I will crush you in your place, as a cart crushes that is full of grain.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Cart

Cart: General Scriptures Concerning

Related Terms

Cart-ropes (1 Occurrence)

Cart-rope (1 Occurrence)

Cart-wheels (1 Occurrence)

Ahio (6 Occurrences)

Cord (47 Occurrences)

Uzzah (10 Occurrences)

Cows (33 Occurrences)

Drivers (11 Occurrences)

Drave (13 Occurrences)

Abin'adab (10 Occurrences)

Ahi'o (6 Occurrences)

Abinadab (12 Occurrences)

Kine (24 Occurrences)

Wagon (3 Occurrences)

Guiding (69 Occurrences)

Yoked (10 Occurrences)

Milch (2 Occurrences)

Bruise (19 Occurrences)

Calves (34 Occurrences)

Suckling (19 Occurrences)

Carts (13 Occurrences)

Bruised (36 Occurrences)

Cleave (52 Occurrences)

Load (22 Occurrences)

Ride (31 Occurrences)

Drove (89 Occurrences)

Milch-cows (1 Occurrence)

Beth-she'mesh (20 Occurrences)

Beth-shemeshite (2 Occurrences)

Beth-shemite (2 Occurrences)

Bethshemite (2 Occurrences)

Cartwheel (1 Occurrence)

Cleaved (36 Occurrences)

Clave (16 Occurrences)

Coffer (3 Occurrences)

Chopped (3 Occurrences)

Calved (2 Occurrences)

Abinadab's (2 Occurrences)

Shemesh (24 Occurrences)

Uzza (10 Occurrences)

Pen (16 Occurrences)

Hitch (2 Occurrences)

Box (13 Occurrences)

Chest (15 Occurrences)

Tie (18 Occurrences)

Leading (101 Occurrences)

Standeth (111 Occurrences)

Split (36 Occurrences)

Wheel (20 Occurrences)

Milk (66 Occurrences)

Driving (144 Occurrences)

Carve (1 Occurrence)

Ascend (86 Occurrences)

Yoke (79 Occurrences)

Stopped (134 Occurrences)

Sacrificed (112 Occurrences)

Beth (115 Occurrences)

Stop (108 Occurrences)

Beaten (73 Occurrences)

Gibeah (52 Occurrences)

Cutting (178 Occurrences)

Harness (9 Occurrences)

Yoking (1 Occurrence)

Noisily (1 Occurrence)

Over (11971 Occurrences)

Objects (30 Occurrences)

Jewels (54 Occurrences)

Likenesses (4 Occurrences)

Loaded (21 Occurrences)

Grind (12 Occurrences)

Wheels (30 Occurrences)

Weighted (15 Occurrences)

Figures (11 Occurrences)

Fitches (3 Occurrences)

Float (4 Occurrences)

Tilt (2 Occurrences)

Tip (17 Occurrences)

Tumors (8 Occurrences)

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