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Jacob breeds flocks
Jacob bred Laban’s flocks so that the stronger ones would belong to him.
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Breed; Bred
Breed; Bred [Heb. qal and piel of yāḥam] (Gen. 30:38f, 41); AV CONCEIVE; NEB “be on heat,” “feel a longing”; [šāraṣ] (Gen. 8:17); NEB SWARM; [rûm] (Ex. 16:20); NEB “become full of”; [hiphil of rāḇa‘] (Lev. 19:19); AV GENDER; NEB MATE TOGETHER; [piel of ‘aḇar] (Job 21:10); AV GENDER; NEB MOUNT;
Gender
Gender Used by the AV as a verb in the obsolete sense of “engender” (Lev. 19:19; Job 21:10; 38:29; Gal. 4:24; 2 Tim. 2:23).
Streaks
Streaks [Heb. peṣālôṯ—‘peeled strips (on rods, boughs)’ < pāṣal—‘split’] (Gen. 30:37); AV STRAKES; NEB “strips of bark.” The strips of bark that Jacob cut from various wooden rods.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BREED
BREED<bred>: Found in the past tense in Exodus 16:20 as a translation of רוּם‎ [rum] = “to bring up,” “to rise.” In this verse, the manna is said to have arisen, i.e. “become alive” (with worms), to indicate that God’s gifts are spoiled by selfish and miserly hoarding. The pres. act. occurs
GENDER
GENDER<jen’-der> ([יָלַד‎, yaladh], [עָבַר‎, ̀abhar]; [γεννάω, gennao]): “Gender” is an abbreviation of “engender.” In Job 38:29 yaladh (common for “to bear,” “to bring forth”) is translated “gender” (after Wycliff), the Revised Version (British and American) “The hoary frost of heaven,
Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church
Hybridity
HYBRIDITYHybridity refers to the cultural, ethnic and racial mixes that occur in the encounters between peoples. This phenomenon has occurred throughout human history and it has often been disparaged by cultural elites. Hybridity has been an important issue in most countries affected by European colonialism.
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Gender: Men and Women
Gender: Men and Women“What I have written to you is no woman’s chit-chat, but the word of God,” penned Argula von Grumbach from sixteenth-century Bavaria. Insisting on her rights as a Christian woman, she indicated that women had their own views and experiences to bring to theological conversations.
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Gender
GenderDifferentiation and classification by sex. G. was one of the several criteria (also age, ethnicity, household, wealth, profession, social status) by which early Christians defined themselves and were defined by others. While some scholars have argued that certain early Christian stories (e.g.,
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Gender
Gender. English gender derives from the French genre, meaning “kind, sort, type.” More basically it stems from the Latin genus, which similarly means “kind, sort, type,” but also “birth.” Gender and genitalia are cognates from the same Latin root.Gender has become a fluid concept in contemporary language
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Breed
BREED, brēd: Found in the past tense in Ex 16:20 as a tr of רוּם‎, rūm = “to bring up,” “to rise.” In this ver, the manna is said to have arisen, i.e. “become alive” (with worms), to indicate that God’s gifts are spoiled by selfish and miserly hoarding. The pres. act. occurs in Gen 8:17 for שָׁרַץ‎,
Gender
GENDER, jenʹdẽr (יָלַד‎, yāladh, עָבַר‎, ‛ābhar; γεννάω, gennáō): “Gender” is an abbreviation of “engender.” In Job 38:29 yāladh (common for “to bear,” “to bring forth”) is trd “gender” (after Wicliff), RV “The hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?” m “given it birth.” In 21:10 we have ‛ābhar
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GENDER
GENDER. The term has two apparently distinct fields of use, in grammar and in concepts of human difference. Languages typically indicate gender, either in a binary system, wherein all objects are either masculine or feminine (so Hebrew), or adding neuter as a third possibility (so Greek and English).
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Gender
GENDERThe concept of gender refers to the understanding of human identity in terms of the perceptions of masculinity and femininity. Gender is a complex issue, for it influences our stance towards God, ourselves and others, as well as being itself informed by the convictions we hold as organic beings.
Key passages
Ge 30:37–43

Then Jacob took fresh branches of poplar, almond, and plane trees and peeled white strips on them, exposing the white which was on the branches. And he set the branches that he had peeled in front of the flocks, in the troughs that were in the water containers, where the flocks came to drink. …

See also
Ge 31:10–12;