WAGON (wagqin), (Heb. ag-aw-law', that which rolls or turns round, Gen. XIV:19, 21, 27; xlvi:5; Num. vii:3, 6-8; reh'keb, Ezek. xxiii:24, elsewhere "chariot"). See CART; CHARIOTS. WAIL (wal). See MOURNING, WALK (wak). Walk is often used in Scripture for conduct in life, general demeanor and deport ment, and denotes deliberation, pleasure, perse verance and progress.
Figurative. (I) To walk with God, with the Lord, before God, and after the Lord, or in his name, as Enoch and Noah, is to hear and believe his word, depend on him, and in the study of inti mate fellowship with him, and under a continued impression of his presence, to worship, obey, and please him (Gen. v :24 ; Zech. x :12). (2) To walk in the truth, or in God's fear, way, or commandments, is with composure to persevere in the profession, faith, and practical improvement of the gospel of Christ, and to live in a course of obedience to his law (2 John 4 ; Deut. v :33; 2 Chron. xvii :4). (3) To walk in the light, or in the light of God's countenance, is to obey the commandments of God and of Christ (Is. ii :5; I John vi :13 ; 1 John ii :to). (4) To walk in the comforts of the Holy Ghost, is habitually to enjoy them in a very high degree (Acts ix :3t ). (5) To walk worthy of the Lord, is to be in subjection to the holy Jesus, who left us an example, that we should walk in his steps (Col. i :to; 1 Thess. :12). (6) To walk by faith, is to rely upon Christ, as freely and fully offered to us in the gospel (2 Cor. v :6, 7). (7) To walk worthy of our vocation or calling, out of the world into the fellowship of God's Son, is by denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world (Eph. iv :t). (8) To walk as men, is to behave like the unregenerate part of the world (1 Cor. iii :3). (9) To walk after the flesh, or after lusts, is to be directed and influ enced in our practice by the lusts, appetites and inclinations of our corrupt nature (Rom. viii:t ; I Pet. iv:3; Jude 16). (to) To walk in darkness, in falsehood, and craftiness, is to live in an un regenerate state, with a mind ignorant of divine things, and with pleasure to continue in lying, deceit, or other wicked courses (i John i:6; 2 Cor. iv:2). (i ) False prophets walk in the spirit
of falsehood, when, pretending to have the Spirit of God, and being instigated by the devil, they prophesy falsely to the people (Mic. ii:ti).
WALL (wall), (Heb. properly keer, as a defense; or kho-maw', as a barrier; some times 11t, shear, perhaps from its rocky character; various forms of to inclose; occas ionally khale, from its strength; r:0, khale yits, from its exterior position; MI, khaw-roots', from its being dug, etc.; Gr. reixos, ti-khos; roixos, toy' k hos.
The walls with which, in ancient times, all cities were surrounded, in contradistinction from open or unwalled villages, were generally built of earth or clay or sun-dried brick. Hence it was necessary to build them of great thickness, in order to ensure their permanency. Houses were often erected on top of them, or they were pro vided with fortifications (fenced walls). When any breach took place in such a mass of earth, either by heavy rains or some defect in the foun dation, the consequences were very serious (Ps. lxii:3; Is. xxx:t3). (See TowNs.) A few points may be noticed regarding wall construction ; (i) The practice common in Palestine of carry ing foundations down to the solid rock, as in the case of the Temple, and in the present day with structures intended to be permanent (Joseph. Ant. xv, it, sec. 3; Luke vi :48 ; Robinson, ii, 338; Col. Ch. Chron. , p• 459). The pains taken by the ancient builders to make good the founda tions of their work may still be seen, both in the existing substructions and in the number of old stones used in more modern constructions.
(2) A feature of some parts of Solomon's build ings, as described by Josephus, corresponds re markably to the method adopted at Nineveh of encrusting or veneering a wall of brick or stone with slabs of a more costly material, as marble or alabaster (Joseph. Ant. viii, 5, sec. 2; Fergusson, Hdbk., 202, 203).