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Gazelle
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gazelle
Gazelle (צְבִי‎, tseviy). 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).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gazelle
Gazelle gə-zelʹ [Heb. eḇî, eḇîyâ; 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
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
Gazelle
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
Gazelle
Gazelle (Heb. eḇî). A hoofed ruminant, an antelope of the genus Gazella. Gazelles are deerlike animals, swift and shy (2 Sam. 2:18; KJV “roe”).The most common Palestinian gazelle is the Gazella dorcas (cf. Acts 9:36, where it is the Greek form of the name Tabitha), a slightly smaller species
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Gazelle
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
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
Gazelle
GAZELLE Fleet-footed animal noted for its attractive eyes. Native to the Middle East, this animal resembles an antelope but is smaller. They were considered clean by the Israelites and thus were permitted as food (Deut. 12:15, 22). See Antelope.Gold cup decorated with the raised figure of a gazelle
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Gazelle
Palestinian gazelle.gazelle. Comprising about twelve species, gazelles are medium-sized antelopes inhabiting dry grasslands and desert; they extend from central Africa through Palestine and India to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. The usual Hebrew term is ṣĕbî H7383 (Deut. 12:15 et al.; more rarely,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Gazelle
GAZELLE, ga-zelʹ (צְבִי‎, çebhī, and fem. צְבִיָה‎, çebhīyāh; cf Ταβειθά, Tabeithá [Acts 9:36], and Arab. ظبي‎, ẓabi; also Arab. غزال‎, ghazâl; Δορκάς, Dorkás [9:36]; modern Gr ζαρκάδι, zarkádi): The word “gazelle” does not occur in AV, where çebhī and çebhīyāh, in the 16 passages where they
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GAZELLE
GAZELLE [צְבִיtsevi, 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;