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Mentioned first in Genesis 10:9 in connection with Nimrod. Esau was "a cunning hunter" ( Genesis 25:27 ). Hunting was practised by the Hebrews after their settlement in the "Land of Promise" (Leviticus 17:15 ; Proverbs 12:27 ). The lion and other ravenous beasts were found in Palestine (1 Samuel 17:34 ; 2 Samuel 23:20 ; 1 Kings 13:24 ; Ezekiel 19:3-8 ), and it must have been necessary to hunt and destroy them. Various snares and gins were used in hunting (Psalm 91:3 ; Amos 3:5 ; 2 Samuel 23:20 ).

War is referred to under the idea of hunting (Jeremiah 16:16 ; Ezekiel 32:30 ).

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Hunting'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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