Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Antelope. Swift, deerlike animal mentioned in Deuteronomy 14:5 (kjv wild ox) and Isaiah 51:20 (kjv wild bull).See Animals.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Antelope [Heb. te’ô] (Dt. 14:5); AV WILD OX; NEB “long-horned antelope”; [tô’] (Isa. 51:20); AV WILD BULL. Several varieties of ruminant mammals similar to the Bovidae are designated by this term. The gazelle (Gazella dorcas) was widely distributed throughout Syria, Palestine, and Arabia, and this
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ANTELOPE Swift, deerlike animal mentioned in Deuteronomy 14:5 and Isaiah 51:20. See Animals.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
antelope, an animal that may be eaten (Deut. 14:5) and was often caught with nets (Isa. 51:20). Today the only antelopes in the Near East are gazelles, but the ancient Hebrews also knew the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), a large white antelope with black markings on legs and face and very long, nearly
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
AntelopeA fast, horned ruminant (Heb. tĕʾô), listed as a clean animal, thus suitable for eating (Deut. 14:5). The Bible distinguishes various species, including the gazelle, ibex, and oryx. Due to its speed, hunting an antelope required the use of a net or some other trap (cf. Isa. 51:20; Israel’s
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Antelope. A deer-like, hollow-horned ruminant, related to cattle and goats; unlike deer they do not shed their horns. Their normal habitat is Africa, but they have been encountered in large numbers in Palestine.The Bible distinguishes several species of these graceful animals: the gazelle, most likely
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Antelopeantelope, a ruminant, deerlike mammal. Antelope are mentioned in Deut. 14:5, and in Isa. 51:20 as being caught with nets. Today the only antelopes in Palestine are gazelles, but the ancient Hebrews also knew the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), a large white antelope with black markings on legs
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANTELOPE<an’-te-lop> (RV; the King James Version “wild ox,” תְּאוֹ‎ [te’o] (Deuteronomy 14:5), and “wild bull,” [to] (Isaiah 51:20); [ὄρυξ, orux] (The Septuagint in Codex Vaticanus has [ὡς σευτλίον ἡμίεφθον, hos seutlion hemiephthon], literally, “like a half-cooked beet-root”): The dorcas
Compton’s Encyclopedia
antelopeThe term antelope is zoologically somewhat imprecise. It refers to a variety of cud-chewing hoofed animals. Antelopes belong to the family Bovidae, which also includes cattle, sheep, and goats. Of the Bovidae, there are about 50 kinds of animals considered antelopes, such as the gazelle, the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ANTELOPE Fleet-footed mammal with horns, about the size of a donkey. It is a grass-eating deerlike animal which does not appear in the KJV but does in NASB, NIV, NRSV, TEV, translating Hebrew teʾo, a word translated in different ways by the earliest translations. The references may be to a large white
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
antelope. The NIV and other modern versions use this term to render Hebrew tĕʾô H9293, which occurs twice (Deut. 14:5; Isa. 51:20; KJV, “wild ox” and “wild bull”). See discussion under oryx; cf. also gazelle.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ANTELOPE, anʹtē̇-lōp (RV; AV “wild ox,” תּֽארֹ‎, te’ō [Dt 14:5], and “wild bull,” תּו̇א‎, tō’ [Isa 51:20]; ὄρυξ, órux [LXX in B has ὡς σευτλίον ἡμίεφθον, hōs seutlíon hēmíephthon, lit. “like a half-cooked beet-root”): The dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas) is widely distributed in Syria, Pal