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Dromedary
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The swift, one-humped, thoroughbred Arabian camel used for riding and racing (Isa 66:20). The majority of biblical references to the camel use a different word for the animal (גָּמָל‎, gamal). The Hebrew term כִּרְכָּר֗וֹת‎ (kirkaroth) only appears in Isa 66:20 and may denote circular movement or repetition, as suggested by the usage of related words such as the noun for “circle” (כִּכָּר‎, kikkar) or the verb used to describe David’s dancing (כָּרַר‎, karar; see 2 Sam 6:14, 16).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dromedary
Dromedary (כִּרְכָּר֗וֹת‎, kirkaroth). The swift, one-humped, thoroughbred Arabian camel used for riding and racing (Isa 66:20). The majority of biblical references to the camel use a different word for the animal (גָּמָל‎, gamal). The Hebrew term כִּרְכָּר֗וֹת‎ (kirkaroth) only appears in Isa 66:20 and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dromedary
Dromedary. Swift-footed camel of the Arabian species.See Animals (Camel).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dromedary
Dromedary [Heb. kirkārâ] (Isa. 66:20); AV SWIFT BEAST. The Hebrew term designates a “fast-running female camel” (CHAL, p. 164). See Camel.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dromedary
DROMEDARY* Swift-footed camel of the Arabian species. See Animals (Camel).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dromedary
Dromedary (Heb. kirkārâ). A one-humped Arabian riding camel (Camelus dromedarius), named among the animals carrying the returned Israelites to Mt. Zion (Isa. 66:20; KJV “swift beast”; NIV “camels”). The Hebrew name (*kirkeret) may be related etymologically to the verb krr “dance,” a reference
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Dromedary
Dromedary(Isa. 60:6), an African or Arabian species of camel having only one hump, while the Bactrian camel has two. It is distinguished from the camel only as a trained saddle-horse is distinguished from a cart-horse. It is remarkable for its speed (Jer. 2:23). Camels are frequently spoken of in partriarchal
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DROMEDARY
DROMEDARY [גָּמָלkirkarah]. Both the dromedary, or one-humped CAMEL (Camelus dromedaries), and the Bactrian, or two-humped camel (Camelus bactrianus), were known in the ANE, but the dromedary, which is better adapted to hot climates, was probably the camel being referred to in the OT (Isa 66:20).Bibliography:
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