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Ewe
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The female sheep or, in more rare cases, the female goat. The Hebrew word for ewe (רָחֵל‎, rachel) is usually translated “sheep,” but it is clearly the female sheep in Isa 53:7 and Song 6:6. Psa 78:71 and Isa 40:11 refer to the nursing mother sheep with young (עוּל‎, ul). The word used for ewe in Lev 22:28 (שֶׂה‎, seh) can also be applied to the she-goat.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ewe
Ewe (רָחֵל‎, rachel; עוּל‎, ul; שֶׂה‎, seh). The female sheep or, in more rare cases, the female goat. The Hebrew word for ewe (רָחֵל‎, rachel) is usually translated “sheep,” but it is clearly the female sheep in Isa 53:7 and Song 6:6. Psa 78:71 and Isa 40:11 refer to the nursing mother sheep with young
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ewe
Ewe [Heb. keḇeś] (Gen. 21:28–30); NEB also LAMBS; [kiḇśâ] (Lev. 14:10; Nu. 6:14; 2 S. 12:3); [rāḥēl] (Gen. 31:38; 32:14; Cant. 6:6); AV also SHEEP; [śeh] (Lev. 22:28); NEB SHEEP; [ʿûl] (Ps. 78:71); [qeṣûḇâ] (Cant. 4:2); AV SHEEP; NEB “ewes just shorn.” This term generally denotes a female
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ewe
ewe, a female sheep. In Gen. 21:28–30, Abraham gives Abimelech seven ewe lambs as part of a covenant at Beer-sheba. In Gen. 32:14, Jacob presents Esau with two hundred ewes in an effort to effect a reconciliation with a brother he has wronged and now fears. Lev. 14:10 prescribes the sacrifice of a ewe
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ewe
Eweewe, a female sheep (Heb. raḥel). Ewes are mentioned, for example, in Gen. 32:14, where Jacob presents Esau with two hundred ewes, and in Lev. 22:28, where it is forbidden to kill a ewe on the same day that her lamb is killed.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EWE
EWE<u> ([רָחֵל‎, rachel], [עוּל‎, ̀ul], [שֶׂה‎, seh], “a female sheep”): Rachel (compare pr. note Rachel, and Arabic rachala, “to migrate”) is the ordinary Hebrew word for ewe, but is translated “sheep,” though with clear indication of sex in context, in Isaiah 53:7 and Song 6:6 (the Revised
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ewe
EWE, ū (רָחֵל‎, rāḥēl, עוּל‎, ‛ūl, שֶׂה‎, seh, “a female sheep”): Rāḥēl (cf pr. n. Rachel, and Arab. raḥala, “to migrate”) is the ordinary Heb word for ewe, but is trd “sheep,” though with clear indication of sex in context, in Isa 53:7 and Cant 6:6 (RV “ewes”). ‛Ālōth, part. of ‛ūl, “to suckle” (cf
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