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Hunting
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hunting
Hunting. Practice of tracking and pursuing animals for food, animal products, or sport, a practice as old as man. In Bible times hunting was practiced all over the biblical world. Genesis 10:9 refers to a certain Nimrod who was “a mighty hunter before the Lord” long before the patriarchs. In earliest
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hunting
Hunting[Heb ṣayiḏ]. One should distinguish hunting for protection (of self, flocks, or crops), hunting for sport, and hunting for sustenance.Hunting wild animals for self-protection was important in ancient days when the scarcity of human population left most of the land to nature. Many nations tell
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hunting
HUNTING Practice of tracking and pursuing animals for food, animal products, or sport—a practice as old as man. In Bible times hunting was practiced all over the biblical world. Genesis 10:9 refers to a certain Nimrod who was “a mighty hunter in the Lord’s sight” (nlt); this was long before the patriarchs.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hunting
hunting, an activity seldom mentioned in the Bible and apparently not a common occupation among the Israelites. Neither of the two men specifically designated as hunters, Nimrod (Gen. 10:9) and Esau (Gen. 25:27), were Israelites. Much more common for the Hebrews was the killing of game encountered by
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hunt, Hunter, Hunting
The Assyrian king Ashurbanipal hunting lions. BMHUNT, HUNTER, HUNTING. The two most noted hunters of the Bible are Nimrod (Gen 10:9) and Esau (Gen 25:27). In the ancient Near East a hunter had special heroic standing, which reflected the non-urban life of nomadic society where men spent much time
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hunting, Hunter
HUNTING, HUNTER. The narratives of the patriarchal period depict the Hebrews as occupied chiefly with the raising of flocks and other semi-sedentary agricultural activities. Hunting was seldom engaged in as a pastime, and was generally resorted to only either at the promptings of hunger or when the wild
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hunting
HuntingPeople of biblical times hunted for food, sport, and the protection of humans, domestic animals, and crops. Hunting was an important source of food; Heb. ṣayiḏ, “hunting,” can also mean “food” or “game.” There are numerous references to wild animals such as deer, gazelles, roebuck, ibex, antelope,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hunting
Hunting (Heb. ṣayiḏ, from ṣûḏ; ṣayyad “hunter”).† Hunting was a highly developed art in the ancient Near East. While the spread of agriculture and the rise of cities relegated hunting to secondary importance as a source of food, the Bible and other literature provide insights into the equipment
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Hunting And Fishing
HUNTING AND FISHING Hunting and fishing were the main source of human sustenance in prehistoric times. Changes in climate and the consequent decrease in afforestation and permanent rivers reduced the hunting grounds and the fish supply considerably. Hunting was not practiced to a great extent but it
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hunting
HUNTING While hunting was a pastime in the ancient world, it is not mentioned frequently in the Old Testament. Nevertheless, the Israelites engaged in hunting for food (Deut 14:5; Jer 16:16; Lev 17:13; 1 Sam 17:35; 2 Sam 23:20; Job 10:16). Deuteronomy 14:3 lists the game that was acceptable: deer, the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
hunting
hunting. Though this has been generally held to be lawful for the laity, it was forbidden to the clergy by a series of Gallic councils beginning with a canon (55) of the Council of *Agde (506) which reappears in the ‘*Corpus Iuris Canonici’. In the Scholastic period a distinction was made between ‘quiet’
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hunting
Hunting. Hunting, as a matter of necessity, whether for the extermination of dangerous beasts or for procuring sustenance, betokens a rude and semi-civilized state; as an amusement, it betokens an advanced state. The Hebrews, as a pastoral and agricultural people, were not given to the sports of the