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Ram (Animal)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A male sheep. Rams were often used for sacrifices in the Old Testament. Notable sacrifices of rams include: the substitute for Isaac (Gen 22:13); the burnt offering on the Day of Atonement (Lev 16:3); and the sacrifice of ordination for Aaron in his role as high priest (Exod 29). Rams’ skins were also used in the construction of the tabernacle (Exod 26:14).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ram
Ram (אַיִל‎, ayil). A male sheep. Rams were often used for sacrifices in the Old Testament. Notable sacrifices of rams include: the substitute for Isaac (Gen 22:13); the burnt offering on the Day of Atonement (Lev 16:3); and the sacrifice of ordination for Aaron in his role as high priest (Exod 29). Rams’
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ram
Ram A mature male sheep. Heb. ʿayil occurs more than 150 times, while Aram, deḵar occurs only in Ezr. 6:9, 17; 7:17. In Gen. 31:10, 12 Heb. ʿattûḏ is a male goat rather than a ram as the AV translates.Rams had various uses. They were used for meat (Gen. 31:38) and for wool (2 K. 3:4). Rams’ skins
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ram
ram, a male sheep (Heb. ’ayil), frequently mentioned as a sacrificial offering in Priestly legislation (Lev. 5:15; 8:18–29; Num. 7:15). God provided a ram as a substitute for the sacrifice of Isaac (Gen. 22:13). Rams’ skins were used for the covering of the tabernacle (Exod. 36:19), and a ram’s horn
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ram
Ram (ANIMAL)A male sheep (Heb. ʾayɩ̂l), frequently used in sacrifices (e.g., Lev. 5:15; 6:6; cf. 1:10). Rams’ skins were used as a covering for the tabernacle (Exod. 36:19), and their horns (Heb. šôp̱ār) were used to signal in worship and battle (e.g., Josh. 6; 2 Sam. 6:15). When the obedient Abraham
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ram (Animal)
RAM (Heb. ˒ayîl) (ANIMAL). A male sheep, frequently used in sacrifices (e.g., Lev. 5:15; 6:6; cf. 1:10). Rams’ skins were used as a covering for the tabernacle (Exod. 36:19), and their horns (Heb. šôp̱ār) were used to signal in worship and battle (e.g., Josh. 6; 2 Sam. 6:15; see Trumpet). When
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ram
RAM. The English rendering of two distinct Heb. words. The first, Heb. rām, “high,” is the name of three persons:1. The son of Hezron, a descendant of Perez, of the tribe of Judah, born in Egypt after Jacob’s migration, as his name does not appear in Gen. 46:12. He is mentioned first in Ruth (4:19)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ram
Ramram, a male sheep (Heb. ’ayil), frequently mentioned as a sacrificial offering in ot priestly legislation (Lev. 5:15; 8:18–29; Num. 7:15). God provided a ram as a substitute for the sacrifice of Isaac (Gen. 22:13). Rams’ skins were used for the covering of the tabernacle (Exod. 36:19), and a ram’s
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
RAM (2)
RAM (2)<ram>:1. The ordinary word is [אַיִל‎, ’ayil], which is remarkably near to [אַיָּל‎, ’ayyal], “deer” (compare Latin caper, capra, “goat,” and capreolus, “wild goat” or “roe-buck”; also Greek [δορκάς, dorkas], “roe-buck” or “gazelle”).2. [דְּכָר‎, dekhar], literally, “male” (Ezra
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Ram
Ram, a male sheep. It was accounted a clean animal by the ceremonial Law, and was used for sacrifice (Ex. 29:15–18; Lev. 9:2, 4). See Sheep.
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Ram
RamDaniel 8:3–8, 19–21 records the author’s prophecy of a future battle between the Medo-Persian Empire (symbolized as a two-horned ram) and Alexander the Great (symbolized as a goat), which occurred in approximately 330 b.c. The army of the Greek king crushed the Medo-Persian army, thereby asserting
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ram (2)
RAM, ram: (1) The ordinary word is, (אַיִל‎, ’ayil, which is remarkably near to אַיָּל‎, ’ayyāl, “deer” (cf Lat caper, capra, “goat,” and capreolus, “wild goat” or “roe-buck”; also Gr δορκάς, dorkás, “roe-buck” or “gazelle”). (2) דְּכָר‎, dekhār, lit. “male” (Ezr 6:9, 17; 7:17). (3) כַּר‎, kar, “battering
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
RAM
RAM ram [אַיִלʾayil]. 1. The ram (a male sheep) is a valuable animal within flocks (Gen 31:38; Deut 32:14; 2 Kgs 3:4; 2 Chr 17:11; Ezek 27:21; 34:17) and figures as an offering in inaugural and festal sacrifices (Gen 15; Exod 29; Lev 8–9; 16:3; 23:18; Num 6–7; 15:6–7; 23; 28–29; 1 Chr 15:26; 2 Chr 29;
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