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Which word best translates the Hebrew wordMerkabah: chariot or wagon?




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Answer: chariot

The word Merkabah - which means "chariot" in Hebrew - denotes a type of Jewish mysticism based on Ezekiel's vision of the chariot of fire, i.e., God's throne chariot, a four-wheeled vehicle pulled by four Cherubim, each with four wings and four faces. Note that the Israeli Defense Forces have a main battle tank called the Merkava.


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