A large solid-hoofed mammal. The first biblical reference to the horse is in (Gen 47:17), where Joseph trades horses and other livestock for food for his starving people in Egypt. In the Bible the horse is a symbol of power and most often associated with war. Even the heavenly armies are equipped with war horses (Rev 19:11; Rev 19:14). In (Deut 17:14-16) Moses tells the Israelites that if they elect a king, they should make sure that he does not “multiply horses for himself” or buy horses from Egypt, in other words, build up an army. Joshua killed the horses he had taken from the Canaanites (Josh 11:9), and David disposed of the horses he had captured, except for a hundred chariot teams (2Sam 8:4). King Solomon, on the other hand, is reported to have had stables for four thousand horses (2Chr 9:25) or even forty thousand (1Kgs 4:26).
17So they brought their livestock to Joseph; and Joseph gave them food in exchange for the horses, the flocks, the herds, and the donkeys. That year he supplied ... View more
The Rider on the White Horse
11Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and ... View more
14And the armies of heaven, wearing fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.
Limitations of Royal Authority
14When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and y ... View more
9And Joshua did to them as the Lord commanded him; he hamstrung their horses, and burned their chariots with fire.
4David took from him one thousand seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand foot soldiers. David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but left enough for a hundr ... View more
25Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horses, which he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.
26Solomon also had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.