Fallow deer
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Fallow Deer
Fallow Deer. kjv translation of roebuck, a ruminant and member of the deer family, in Deuteronomy 14:5.See Animals (Deer; Gazelle).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fallow Deer
Fallow Deer (Dt. 14:5; 1 K. 4:23, AV). The translation of Heb. yaḥmûr, which the RSV renders “roebuck” (cf. CHAL, p. 133). It belongs to the class of animals that Israel was allowed to eat and seems to indicate a member of the Deer family.
Roebuck [Heb. yaḥmûr] (Dt. 14:5; 1 K. 4:23); AV FALLOW DEER. See Deer. For AV ROE and ROEBUCK see also Gazelle; Doe (Prov. 5:19).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Fallow Deer
FALLOW DEER* kjv translation of roebuck, a ruminant and member of the deer family, in Deuteronomy 14:5. See Animals (Deer; Gazelle).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Roe, Roebuck
roe, roebuck, the roe deer Capreolus capreolus; it was considered clean by the Hebrews and therefore edible (Deut. 14:5). It was a delicacy suitable for the royal table of Solomon (1 Kings 4:23). See also deer.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hart (Heb. ˒ayyāl). The adult male deer (the female is called the hind, Heb. ˒ayyalâ, ˒ayyaleṯ), generally associated with the European red deer (Cervus elaphus), a species now limited to areas north of Palestine but possibly prevalent in that region in biblical times (cf. 1 Kgs. 4:23). In biblical
Catholic Bible Dictionary
HART The Hebrew word translated “hart,” “hind,” or “gazelle” signified any kind of deer, including the hind or buck. Although harts were found in Palestine in biblical times, they are not found in Palestine today. It was considered a clean animal (Deut 12:15; 14:5; 15:22) and was mentioned often as a
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Fallow deer
Fallow deer (called fallow from its reddish-brown color) (Heb. yachmûr). The Hebrew word, which is mentioned only in Deut. 14:5 and 1 Kings 4:23, probably denotes the Alcelaphus bubalis (the bubale or wild cow) of Barbary and North Africa. It is about the size of a stag, and lives in herds. It is almost
Hart, the male stag. The word denotes some member of the deer tribe, either the fallow deer or the Barbary deer. The hart is reckoned among the clean animals, Deut. 12:15; 14:5; 15:22, and seems from the passages quoted, as well as from 1 Kings 4:23, to have been commonly killed for food.The Hart.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fallow-deerDeut. 14:5 (R.V., “Wild goat”); 1 Kings 4:23 (R.V., “roebucks”). This animal, called in Hebrew yahmur, from a word meaning “to be red,” is regarded by some as the common fallow-deer, the Cervus dama, which is said to be found very generally over Western and Southern Asia. It is called “fallow”
Hart(Heb. ʾayal, a stag or male deer. It is ranked among the clean animals (Deut. 12:15; 14:5; 15:22), and was commonly killed for food (1 Kings 4:23). The hart is frequently alluded to in the poetical and prophetical books (Isa. 35:6; Cant. 2:8, 9; Lam. 1:6; Ps. 42:1).
Roe(Heb. tsebi), properly the gazelle (Arab. ghazal), permitted for food (Deut. 14:5; comp. Deut. 12:15, 22; 15:22; 1 Kings 4:23), noted for its swiftness and beauty and grace of form (2 Sam. 2:18; 1 Chr. 12:8; Cant. 2:9; 7:3; 8:14).The gazelle (Gazella dorcas) is found in great numbers in Palestine.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Harthart, the male (female, hind) of the red deer Cervus elaphus, viewed as clean (Deut. 12:15, 22; 14:5; 15:22). Its need for water is a metaphor for human longing for God (Ps. 42:1) and its jumps are a model of healthy life (Isa. 35:6), but without pasture it symbolizes hopeless confusion (Lam. 1:6).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ROE; ROEBUCK<ro>, <ro’-buk>: the King James Version has “roe” and “roebuck” for [צְבִי‎, tsehi], [צְבִיָּה‎, tsebhiyah]. the Revised Version (British and American) usually substitutes “gazelle” in the text (Deuteronomy 12:15, etc.) or margin (Proverbs 6:5, etc.), but retains “roe” in 2 Samuel
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