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