Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FATTED - grain-fed livestock, probably grown mostly for use as sacrificial animals in the worship system of ancient Israel (2 Sam. 6:13; fattened, NIV; 1 Kin. 4:23). On special occasions, these prime animals, also called Fatlings, were also used for food. When the prodigal son returned home, his father
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Fat, Fatted
fat, fatted. The first reference to fat in the Bible is in Genesis: “Abel brought fat portions [pl. of ḥēleb H2693] from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering” (Gen. 4:4; see Abel). According to the Mosaic law, all the fat of sacrificed animals belonged
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
FATTED [אֵבוּסʾevus, אָבַקʾavas, מַרְבֵּקmarbeq, מְרִיאmeriʾ; σιτευτός siteutos]. The terms marbeq (lit. “stall-fed”; 1 Sam 28:24), ʾevus (“trough-fed,” Prov 14:4), siteutos (Luke 15:23) and others are used to designate livestock whose value for sacrifice was increased because fullness was associated