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chariot


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chariot  \Char"i*ot\,  n.  [F.  Chariot,  from  char  car  See  {Car}.] 
  1.  (Antiq.)  A  two-wheeled  car  or  vehicle  for  war,  racing, 
  state  processions,  etc 
 
  First  moved  the  chariots,  after  whom  the  foot. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  A  four-wheeled  pleasure  or  state  carriage,  having  one 
  seat.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chariot  \Char"i*ot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Charioted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Charioting}.] 
  To  convey  in  a  chariot.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chariot 
  n  1:  a  light  four-wheeled  horse-drawn  ceremonial  carriage 
  2:  a  two-wheeled  horse-drawn  battle  vehicle;  used  in  war  and 
  races  in  ancient  Egypt  and  Greece  and  Rome 
  v  1:  transport  in  a  chariot 
  2:  ride  in  a  chariot 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Chariot 
  a  vehicle  generally  used  for  warlike  purposes.  Sometimes  though 
  but  rarely,  it  is  spoken  of  as  used  for  peaceful  purposes. 
 
  The  first  mention  of  the  chariot  is  when  Joseph,  as  a  mark  of 
  distinction,  was  placed  in  Pharaoh's  second  state  chariot  (Gen. 
  41:43);  and  the  next  when  he  went  out  in  his  own  chariot  to 
  meet  his  father  Jacob  (46:29).  Chariots  formed  part  of  the 
  funeral  procession  of  Jacob  (50:9).  When  Pharaoh  pursued  the 
  Israelites  he  took  600  war-chariots  with  him  (Ex.  14:7).  The 
  Canaanites  in  the  valleys  of  Palestine  had  chariots  of  iron 
  (Josh.  17:18;  Judg.  1:19).  Jabin,  the  king  of  Canaan,  had  900 
  chariots  (Judg.  4:3);  and  in  Saul's  time  the  Philistines  had 
  30,000.  In  his  wars  with  the  king  of  Zobah  and  with  the  Syrians, 
  David  took  many  chariots  among  the  spoils  (2  Sam.  8:4;  10:18). 
  Solomon  maintained  as  part  of  his  army  1,400  chariots  (1  Kings 
  10:26),  which  were  chiefly  imported  from  Egypt  (29).  From  this 
  time  forward  they  formed  part  of  the  armies  of  Israel  (1  Kings 
  22:34;  2  Kings  9:16,  21;  13:7,  14;  18:24;  23:30). 
 
  In  the  New  Testament  we  have  only  one  historical  reference  to 
  the  use  of  chariots,  in  the  case  of  the  Ethiopian  eunuch  (Acts. 
  8:28,  29,  38). 
 
  This  word  is  sometimes  used  figuratively  for  hosts  (Ps.  68:17; 
  2  Kings  6:17).  Elijah,  by  his  prayers  and  his  counsel,  was  "the 
  chariot  of  Israel,  and  the  horsemen  thereof."  The  rapid  agency 
  of  God  in  the  phenomena  of  nature  is  also  spoken  of  under  the 
  similitude  of  a  chariot  (Ps.  104:3;  Isa.  66:15;  Hab.  3:8). 
 
  Chariot  of  the  cherubim  (1  Chr.  28:18),  the  chariot  formed  by 
  the  two  cherubs  on  the  mercy-seat  on  which  the  Lord  rides. 
 
  Chariot  cities  were  set  apart  for  storing  the  war-chariots  in 
  time  of  peace  (2  Chr.  1:14). 
 
  Chariot  horses  were  such  as  were  peculiarly  fitted  for  service 
  in  chariots  (2  Kings  7:14). 
 
  Chariots  of  war  are  described  in  Ex  14:7;  1  Sam.  13:5;  2  Sam. 
  8:4;  1  Chr.  18:4;  Josh.  11:4;  Judg.  4:3,  13.  They  were  not  used 
  by  the  Israelites  till  the  time  of  David.  Elijah  was  translated 
  in  a  "chariot  of  fire"  (2  Kings  2:11).  Comp.  2  Kings  6:17.  This 
  vision  would  be  to  Elisha  a  source  of  strength  and 
  encouragement,  for  now  he  could  say  "They  that  be  with  us  are 
  more  than  they  that  be  with  them." 
 




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