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Bull
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A male bovine; counted as property and offered as sacrifices (e.g., Gen 32:15; Exod 29; Judg 6:25). Bulls were associated with certain deities in the ancient Near East, such as Apis the Egyptian bull-god. At some temples, winged bull statues with human heads represented divine guardians.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bull
Bull (פַּר‎, par). A male bovine; counted as property and offered as sacrifices (e.g., Gen 32:15; Exod 29; Judg 6:25). Bulls were associated with certain deities in the ancient Near East, such as Apis the Egyptian bull-god. At some temples, winged bull statues with human heads represented divine guardians.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bull, Bullock
Bull, Bullock. Male, adult and young, of any bovine animal, such as oxen, cattle.See Animals (Cattle).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bull
Bull [Heb. par] (cf. Ex. 29; Lev. 4; Nu. 29; Ezk. 43:21f); AV often BULLOCK; RSV also STEER (Isa. 34:7). Frequently in the OT a sacrificial victim: in the peace offering (e.g., Ex. 24:5; RSV “oxen”), in the burnt offering (e.g., Jgs. 6:25), and in the sin offering (e.g., Ezk. 43:19). So often is it
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bull, Bullock
BULL, BULLOCK* Male, adult and young, of any bovine animal, such as oxen, cattle. See Animals (Cattle).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bull
bull, an animal important in ancient Near Eastern religions, including that of Israel. In Egypt, Apis the bull was thought to impart fertility; in one ritual a bull was driven over fields to increase their yield. Apis also came to be the herald of the national god Ptah and occasionally his earthly manifestation,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bull
BullAn adult male bovine. The bull is a very common figure in the religions of the ancient Near East. In Egypt the Apis bull, a personification of the Nile, was the sacred animal of Osiris. A bull with a sun disk and ankh between its horns, similar to bulls found in Egypt, has been discovered in Tyre.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bull
BULL A traditional symbol of strength and fertility in the religious cults of the ancient Near East. The bull was used to represent various pagan deities, including Sin, Marduk, and El. In Israelite ritual, bulls were common sacrifices, and a bull was sacrificed on the Passover (Num 28:16–25), the feast
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bull Bullock
Bull, Bullock, terms used synonymously with ox, oxen, and properly a generic name for horned cattle when of full age and fit for the plough. It is various rendered “bullock,” Isa. 65:25, “cow,” Ezek. 4:15, “oxen,” Gen. 12:16. Kine is used in the Bible as the plural of cow. In Isaiah 51:20, the “wild
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bullock
Bullock(1.) The translation of a word which is a generic name for horned cattle (Isa. 65:25). It is also rendered “cow” (Ezek. 4:15), “ox” (Gen. 12:16).(2.) The translation of a word always meaning an animal of the ox kind, without distinction of age or sex (Hos. 12:11). It is rendered “cow” (Num.
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