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wagon in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Heb. aghalah; so rendered in Gen. 45:19, 21, 27; 46:5; Num. 7:3, 7,8, but elsewhere rendered "cart" (1 Sam. 6:7, etc.). This vehicle was used for peaceful purposes. In Ezek. 23:24, however, it is the rendering of a different Hebrew word, and denotes a war-chariot.

wagon in Smith's Bible Dictionary

The Oriental wagon, or arabah, is a vehicle composed of two or three planks fixed on two solid circular blocks of wood from two to five feet in diameter, which serve as wheels. For the conveyance of passengers, mattresses or clothes are laid in the bottom and the vehicle is drawn by buffaloes or oxen. [CART and CHARIOT]

wagon in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

WAG'ON . The Egyptian wagon, which is well known to us from pictorial representations, consisted of two solid wooden discs connected with an axle, on which a body very similar to that of our wheelbarrows was placed. This primitive vehicle was drawn by oxen, and it was sometimes covered. The wagons mentioned in Num 7:3, 1 Kgs 15:8, for carrying the tabernacle, were no doubt built on this pattern.

wagon in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

frontCART.) Two or three planks form the floor, attached to solid wooden wheels. The covered wagons for carrying the tabernacle were probably of Egyptian build (Numbers 7:3; Numbers 7:8).