Horse-drawn vehicles used for carrying important people when travelling or on ceremonial occasions, and in war for carrying warriors. The chariot is used as a symbol of military power, the power of God and as a picture of God’s angelic army.
Chariots used for travelling
Chariots used on ceremonial occasions
Chariots used for carrying warriors
Ex 14:6-7 See also Dt 11:4; Dt 20:1; Jos 11:4; Jos 17:16; Jdg 1:19; Jdg 4:13; 1Sa 8:11; 1Sa 13:5 the Philistines prepare for battle; 2Sa 1:6; 2Sa 8:4 pp 1Ch 18:4; 1Ki 10:26 pp 2Ch 1:14; 1Ki 20:1; 2Ki 6:14; 2Ki 8:21; 2Ki 10:2; 1Ch 19:6 the Ammonites hire chariots and charioteers; 2Ch 12:3; 2Ch 14:9; Eze 23:24; Eze 26:7,10; Na 2:4
The chariot as a symbol of military might
The chariot as a symbol of God’s mighty power
God’s mighty angelic army depicted by chariots