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Boar
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Another term for swine, one of the animals classified as unclean by biblical dietary laws (Lev 11:7; Deut 14:8; compare Prov 11:22; Isa 65:4; 66:3, 17). The English term “boar” typically denotes a male swine or a wild pig. The Israelites’ enemies are depicted as a wild boar trampling the countryside in Psa 80:13.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Boar
Boar (חֲזִיר‎, chazir). Another term for swine, one of the animals classified as unclean by biblical dietary laws (Lev 11:7; Deut 14:8; compare Prov 11:22; Isa 65:4; 66:3, 17). The English term “boar” typically denotes a male swine or a wild pig. The Israelites’ enemies are depicted as a wild boar trampling
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Boar
Boar. Wild or domesticated animal of the swine family (Ps 80:13).See Animals (Pig).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Boar
Boar [Heb. azîr]. In lamenting the troubled state of the Jewish nation the psalmist (80:13) says: “The boar from the forest ravages it, and all that move in the field feed on it,” with evident reference to Israel’s enemies, the Assyrians, etc. The wild boar is abundant in certain parts of Palestine
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Boar
BOAR Wild or domesticated animal of the swine family (Ps 80:13). See Animals (Pig).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Boar
Boaroccurs only in Ps. 80:13. The same Hebrew word is elsewhere rendered “swine” (Lev. 11:7; Deut. 14:8; Prov. 11:22; Isa. 65:4; 66:3, 17). The Hebrews abhorred swine’s flesh, and accordingly none of these animals were reared, except in the district beyond the Sea of Galilee. In the psalm quoted above
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BOAR
BOAR<bor> (חֲזִיר‎ [chazir]): In lamenting the troubled state of the Jewish nation the Psalmist (Psalm 80:13) says: “The boar out of the wood doth ravage it, and the wild beasts of the field feed on it,” with evident reference to Israel’s enemies, the Assyrians, etc. The wild boar is abundant in
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Boar’s Flesh
Boar’s Flesh. Buddha died from a meal of dried boar’s flesh. Mr. Sinnett tells us that the “boar” referred to was the boar avatar of Vishnu, and that “dried boar’s flesh” means esoteric knowledge prepared for popular use. None but Buddha himself must take the responsibility of giving out occult secrets,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Boar
Boar. The Hebrew word thus rendered in Ps. 80:13 is in every other passage rendered Swine (which see). In the wild state the boar is a very ferocious and formidable animal. Its common haunt is the depths of forest and jungle, but when the grain is nearly ripe or when the grapes are maturing it commits
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Boar
boar. The wild forebear of the domestic pig. In the OT the Hebrew word ḥăzîr H2614 covers both wild and domesticated swine. Only one context definitely requires the rendering “boar” (Ps. 80:13, “Boars from the forest ravage it [the vine]”). It is generally agreed that “the beast among the reeds” in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Boar
BOAR, bōr (הֲזִיר‎, ḥăzīr): In lamenting the troubled state of the Jewish nation the Psalmist (80:13) says: “The boar out of the wood doth ravage it, and the wild beasts of the field feed on it,” with evident reference to Israel’s enemies, the Assyrians, etc. The wild boar is abundant in certain parts
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