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Horses are always referred to in the Bible in connection with warlike operations, except Isaiah 28:28. The war-horse is described in Job 39:19-25.

For a long period after their settlement in Canaan the Israelites made no use of horses, according to the prohibition, Deuteronomy 17:16. David was the first to form a force of cavalry (2 Samuel 8:4). But Solomon, from his connection with Egypt, greatly multiplied their number (1 Kings 4:26; 10:26, 29). After this, horses were freely used in Israel (1 Kings 22:4; 2 Kings 3:7; 9:21, 33; 11:16).

The furniture of the horse consisted simply of a bridle (Isaiah 30:28) and a curb (Psalms 32:9).

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