Early wheels were solid wooden discs. These were replaced around 1500 B.C. by lighter, spoked wheels. The most common use of wheels is on chariots and carts; they were also used by potters and in machinery for drawing water from a well. The chariot throne of God has wheels which are vividly described.
Pr 20:26Threshing was carried out by driving a sledge or a cart with heavy wheels over the grain. See alsoIsa 28:27-28
Other examples of wheels
1Ki 7:32-33The stands for basins in Solomon’s temple were mounted on wheels. See also1Ki 7:30; Ecc 12:6 A wheel formed part of the machinery for drawing water from a well; Jer 18:3 Potters turned their clay on a wheel.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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