Cotes • Couching-place • Sheep-fold • Sheepcote • Sheepfold
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fold; Sheepfold
Fold; Sheepfold [Heb. nāweh] (Job. 5:24; Jer. 23:3; 49:19f.; 50:44f); AV also HABITATION; NEB HOME, PASTURE; [māʿôn] (Jer. 25:30); AV HABITATION; NEB “the heavens, his home”; [rēḇeṣ] (Jer. 50:6); AV RESTING PLACE; [marbēṣ] (Ezk. 25:5); AV COUCHING PLACE; NEB SHEEP-WALK; [dōḇer] (Mic. 2:12);
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Sheepcote, Sheepfold
SHEEPCOTE, SHEEPFOLD. Also referred to as fold or cote. Various kinds of enclosures were used to protect the sheep at night from weather, wild animals, and thieves. The general term for “fold” in Heb. is miklāo˓, a confined place (Ps 50:9; 78:70; Hab 3:17). The permanent type (Heb. gdērâ, enclosing
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
SHEEPFOLD. The rendering of the following Heb. and Gk. terms:1. Heb. gdērâ, an enclosure (1 Sam. 24:3; Num. 32:16, 24, 36; Zeph. 2:6), a built pen, such as joins buildings, and used for cattle as well as sheep.2. Heb. miklâ, a fold or pen (Pss. 78:70; 50:9; Hab. 3:17), probably what we understand
SHEEPCOTE. A term used once in the KJV for Heb. gdērâ (1 Sam. 24:3; the NASB renders “sheepfold” in this verse, and the NIV, “sheep pens”) and twice for Heb. nāweh (2 Sam. 7:8; 1 Chron. 17:7; both the NASB and NIV of the passages render “pasture”). See Sheepfold; Shepherd.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Foldan enclosure for flocks to rest together (Isa. 13:20). Sheep-folds are mentioned Num. 32:16, 24, 36; 2 Sam. 7:8; Zeph. 2:6; John 10:1, etc. It was prophesied of the cities of Ammon (Ezek. 25:5), Aroer (Isa. 17:2), and Judaea, that they would be folds or couching-places for flocks. “Among the pots,”
Sheep-folda strong fenced enclosure for the protection of the sheep gathered within it (Num. 32:24; 1 Chr. 17:7; Ps. 50:9; 78:70). In John 10:16 the Authorized Version renders by “fold” two distinct Greek words, aule and poimne, the latter of which properly means a “flock,” and is so rendered in the
Cotespens or enclosures for flocks (2 Chr. 32:28, “cotes for flocks;” R.V., “flocks in folds”).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
SHEEPFOLD — a pen or shelter for protecting sheep (Num. 32:16; sheepcote, KJV). A permanent sheepfold was enclosed by stone walls. The Old Testament declares that the Lord took David from the sheepfold to be ruler over the Lord’s people (1 Chr. 17:7). The New Testament portrays Jesus as the Good Shepherd
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SHEEPCOTE; SHEEPFOLD<shep’-kot>, <shep’-kot>, <shep’-fold> ([גְּדֵרָה‎, gedherah], [מִכְלָה‎, mikhlah], [מִשְׁפְּתַיִם‎, mishpethayim], [נָוֶה‎, naweh]; [αὐλή, aule]): At night the sheep are driven into a sheepfold if they are in a district where there is danger from robbers or wild beasts. These folds
COUCHING-PLACE<kouch’-ing-plas> ([מַרְבֵּץ‎, marbets]; once in English Versions of the Bible, Ezekiel 25:5): The same Hebrew word, however, which means simply “place of lying down” of animals in repose, is used also in Zephaniah 2:15 where the translation is “a place .... to lie down in.” The
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Cotes, properly cribs, hence pens or enclosures for flocks (2 Chron 32:28). The word is still preserved in dovecote. It is the root of our common terms cot, cottage.
Sheep-cotes, the same as sheepfolds, enclosures open above (1 Sam. 24:3; 2 Sam. 7:8).
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
FLOCK, FOLD.—For a general treatment of these words see Sheep, Shepherd. But it may be noted here that, whereas in Jn 10:1, 16 we find in AV ‘fold’ three times (‘he that entereth not by the door into the sheep-fold’; and ‘other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and … there
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
SHEEPFOLD English translation of several Hebrew terms and one Greek term referring to a place where sheep were kept. The basic meanings range from “stone wall,” to “place of confinement,” and “home.” Related words appearing in Gen. 49:14; Judg. 5:16; Ezek. 40:43; and Ps. 68:13 are variously interpreted
SHEEPCOTE KJV translation of Hebrew term meaning “home.” Modern translations usually use “pasture” as the sheep’s home (2 Sam. 7:8; 1 Chron. 17:7). In 1 Sam. 24:3 the Hebrew term refers to an enclosure and is usually translated “sheepfolds” or “sheep pens.”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
fold. A pen in which to keep sheep or goats. Folds were used chiefly as a protection from wild beasts at night. They consisted of a walled enclosure, preferably near water, and often with a small tower inside. Sometimes flocks of more than one shepherd were kept overnight in the same fold, with one shepherd
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Sheepcote, Sheepfold
sheepcote, sheepfold. An enclosure that served for the protection of sheep from the hazards of weather, robbers, and wild beasts. Located near the home of one of the owners or on the hills where the sheep grazed, it was roofless, walled by stone, and had only one door. It usually housed several flocks,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Sheepcote, Sheepfold
SHEEPCOTE, shēpʹkot, shēpʹkōt, SHEEPFOLD, shēpʹfōld (גְּדֵרָה‎, gedhērah, מִכְלָה‎, mikhlāh, מִשְׁפְּתַיִם‎, mishpethayim, נָוֶה‎, nāweh; αὐλή, aule̅ì): At night the sheep are driven into a sheepfold if they are in a district where there is danger from robbers or wild beasts. These folds are simple walled
COUCHING-PLACE, kouchʹing-plās (מַרְבֵּץ‎, marbēç; once in EV [Ezk 25:5]): The same Heb word, however, which means simply “place of lying down” of animals in repose, is used also in Zeph 2:15 where the tr is “a place … to lie down in.” The figure, a common one in Scripture (see besides, Isa 17:2; 27:10),
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