The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Game [Heb ṣayiḏ] AV, NEB, VENISON. The RSV references to game occur in Gen. 25:28; 27:3–33 only, and refer to the wild beasts of the chase that were regarded as suitable for food. The list of provisions for Solomon’s table (1 K. 4:23), including “harts, gazelles, roebucks and fatted fowl,” represents
Venison The AV, NEB rendering of Heb. ṣayiḏ (“game” < swd, “hunt”) in Gen. 25:28; 27:3, 5, 7, 19, 25, 31, 33 (Q ṣāyiḏ, K ṣêḏâ in 27:3), which refers to game of various kinds rather than exclusively to deer flesh (cf. LXX thḗra, “wild beasts of the chase, prey, game”). See Game.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GAME (Heb. ṣayid, the “chase”; ṣûda, Gen. 27:3; “venison,” KJV). Meat taken in hunting (25:28; 27:5–33).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Gamegame, the meat of any of a variety of wild animals hunted for food. Jacob prepared a dish of game (kjv: ‘venison’) for his father Isaac as part of his plot to gain the birthright of his brother Esau by trickery (Gen. 25:28; 27:3–33).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
VENISON — wild game of any kind taken in hunting (Gen. 25:28; 27:3; game, NKJV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
VENISON<ven’-i-z’-n>, <ven’-z’-n>: Is derived (through the French venaison) from the Latin venari, “to hunt,” and means properly “the spoils of the chase.” As, however, the object of the chase, paragraph excellence, was the deer, venison came to mean usually (as it invariably does in modern English)
Compton’s Encyclopedia
gameA game is an activity that is engaged in for diversion or amusement. Games are a form of play, an integral part of human nature, and have existed in some form since the beginning of civilization. Often games establish a situation that involves a contest or rivalry. Many of them, like chess, require
games for children
games for childrenAlmost all the games children play today have been adapted from rules and routines that are as old as organized society. Some games are based upon ancient religious ceremonies or on formal preparations for adulthood. Others originated in mythology, folk customs, and the small rituals
games, amateur
games, amateurThe genuine heroes in the world arena of sports have been the amateur athletes—the men and women who play the games for love of country or to honor their school colors. The national spirit of those playing for the gold and silver in medals, rather than in purses, is embodied in such international
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
VENISON Flesh of a wild animal taken by hunting (Gen. 25:28; “game,” NASB, NRSV; “wild game,” NIV, HCSB). The word is only used in the narrative of Jacob’s stealing Esau’s birthright. Isaac preferred Esau because of his love of wild game.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
game. Wild animals hunted for sports or food. The Hebrew term ṣayid H7473 (Gen. 25:28; 27:3–7 et al.; KJV, “venison”) refers to wild game of any kind. Game hunting apparently was not a popular Hebrew pastime, but was carried out mostly for reasons of hunger or the depredations of wild animals. However,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
VENISON, venʹi-z’n, venʹz’n: Is derived (through the Fr. venaison) from the Lat venari, “to hunt,” and means properly “the spoils of the chase.” As, however, the object of the chase, par excellence, was the deer, venison came to mean usually (as it invariably does in modern Eng.) “deer’ sflesh.” But
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GAME [טֶרֶףteref, צָיִדtsayidh]. Since eating meat generally meant slaughtering a valuable sheep or goat from the flock, it was only eaten on festive occasions (1 Sam 1:3–5) or as part of the hospitality ritual (Gen 18:7). People supplemented this shortage of protein by hunting wild animals (roebuck,