A-Z: General definitions: Yoke


A wooden bar or frame used to join animals to enable them to pull a load (Numbers 19:2). In the Bible it is used as an image of subjection, for example to a foreign king (Deuteronomy 28:48), or to sin (Lamentations 1:14). Because yoking joins two animals together, it is also used as a symbol of a close alliance. In Matthew 11:29 Jesus invites his followers to share his 'yoke'.

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