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As noun (merkabh, "a riding seat") the word occurs in Leviticus 15:9 (margin "carriage"); ordinarily it is used as a verb (chabhash, literally, to "bind up" or "gird about"), to saddle an ass (Genesis 22:3; Numbers 22:21; Judges 19:10, etc.).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SADDLE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.