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An animal that was ceremonially clean and thus fit for eating according to Old Testament law (Deut 12:15; 14:5; 15:22). Gazelles are noted in the Old Testament for their swiftness and beauty (e.g., 2 Sam 2:18; 1 Chr 12:8; Song 2:7; 4:5).
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gazelle gə-zelʹ [Heb. ṣeḇî, ṣeḇîyâ; Gk. Dorkas—‘the one seeing clearly’ (?)]; AV ROEBUCK, ROE. The gazelle is an antelope belonging to the bovine family of the eventoed ruminants. There are more than twenty species of gazelle, all belonging to Asia and Africa. The species found in Syria and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
gazelle. Three species of gazelles lived in the Near East during the biblical period: the Dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas) in the deserts, the mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella) in the hillier areas, and the goitred gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) east of the Jordan. They were symbols of love and beauty
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
GazelleA member of the antelope family common to the biblical world (Heb. ṣĕḇɩ̂). Size varies with the species; the mature gazelle measures 61 to 92 cm. (24 to 36 in.) at the shoulder and weighs ca. 18 kg. (40 lb.). Its color ranges from cinnamon to gray, with white underparts and facial highlights.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Gazellegazelle, an antelope-like creature. Three species of these antelope lived in Palestine: the Dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas) in the deserts, the mountain gazelle (Gazella gazella) in the hillier areas, and the goitred gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) east of the Jordan. They were symbols of love
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GAZELLE<ga-zel’> ([צְבִי, tsebhi], and feminine [צְבִיָה, tsebhiyah]; compare [Ταβειθά, Tabeitha] (Acts 9:36), and Arabic zabi; also Arabic ghazal; [Δορκάς, Dorkas] (Acts 9:36); modern Greek [ζαρκάδι, zarkadi]): The word “gazelle” does not occur in the King James Version, where tsebhi and tsebhiyah,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GAZELLE [צְבִי tsevi, δορκάς dorkas]. Bones of several species of this deerlike animals have been found in Iron Age strata at many sites and indicate that gazelles were a supplementary meat source in parts of the country. In poetic texts the gazelle is often a symbol of beauty (Song 2:9, 17; 4:5; 7:3;