Harness @ (1.) Heb. 'asar, "to bind;" hence the act of fastening animals to a cart ( 1Samuel:6:71Samuel:6:10Jeremiah:46:4, etc.). (2.) An Old English word for "armour;" Heb. neshek ( 2Chronicals:9:24). (3.) Heb. shiryan, a coat of mail (kjvKings:22:34; 2Chronicals:18:33; rendered "breastplate" in Isaiah:59:17). (4.) The children of Israel passed out of Egypt "harnessed" Exodus:13:18), i.e., in an orderly manner, and as if to meet a foe. The word so rendered is probably a derivative from Hebrew _hamesh_ (i.e., "five"), and may denote that they went up in five divisions, viz., the van, centre, two wings, and rear-guard.