The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Colt; Foal
Colt; Foal [Heb. ‘ayir, bēn; Gk. pṓlos, huiós]; NEB also YOUNG (Gen. 32:15; Zec. 9:9); The AV has “ass colt” for ‘ayir in Jgs. 10:4; 12:14 (RSV and NEB “ass”); cf. also Isa. 30:6, 24; Jn. 12:14. Since horses are seldom mentioned in the Bible, only in connection with royal equipages and armies, “colt”
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FOAL - the young offspring of a donkey-the animal on which Jesus rode in His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. By riding such a lowly animal, Jesus entered the city not as a conquering hero but as the Prince of Peace bearing the good news of a spiritual kingdom (Matt. 21:5).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COLT; FOAL<kolt> ([עַיִר‎, ̀ayir], [בֶּן‎, ben]; [πω̂λος, polos], [υἱός, huios], with some word such as [ὑποζυγίου, hupozugiou], understood; huios alone = “son”): The English words “colt” and “foal” are used in the Bible of the ass everywhere except in Genesis 32:15, where the word “colt”
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
COLT Young of various riding animals. Modern understanding is that of a young male horse, but in the sixteenth century, the range of meaning was broader. 1. Young camels (Gen. 32:15), noted by the Hebrew term for “sons.” 2. Young donkeys (Gen. 49:11), also “son” in Hebrew (cp. Judg. 10:4; 12:14, where
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Jesus rode the young colt of a donkey during his triumphal entry into Jerusalem in order to fulfill the prophecy of Zech. 9:9.coltThe English term colt (Heb. ʿayir H6555; Gk. pōlos G4798) is normally applied only to a young male horse, but Bible versions use it several times with reference to a young
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
foal. The young of a horse, donkey, or zebra. In the Bible it can be used as a contextual rendering of Hebrew ʿîr H6554, “donkey” (Gen. 49:11 NRSV) or as the translation of bēn H1201, “son [of a donkey]” (Zech. 9:9, cited in Matt. 21:5, Gk. huios G5626).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Colt, (Foal)
COLT, kōlt (FOAL) (עַיִר‎, ‛ayir, בֶּן‎, ben; πῶλος, pō̇los, υἱός, huiós, with some word such as ὑποζυγίου, hupozugíou, understood; huios alone = “son”): The Eng. words “colt” and “foal” are used in the Bible of the ass everywhere except in Gen 32:15, where the word “colt” is used of the camel
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
COLT [עַיִרʿayir; πῶλος pōlos]. In the OT and NT, a colt is the offspring of a donkey. In the NT, a colt is the animal upon which Jesus entered Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion. Always rendered as “colt,” pōlos appears twelve times in the NT, and only in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ triumphal entry
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