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  • The translation of a word which is a generic name for horned cattle (Isaiah 65:25 ). It is also rendered "cow" (Ezekiel 4:15 ), "ox" (Genesis 12:16 ).

  • The translation of a word always meaning an animal of the ox kind, without distinction of age or sex (Hosea 12:11 ). It is rendered "cow" (Numbers 18:17 ) and "ox" (Leviticus 17:3 ).

  • Another word is rendered in the same way (Jeremiah 31:18 ). It is also translated "calf" (Leviticus 9:3; Micah 6:6 ). It is the same word used of the "molten calf" (Exodus 32:4,8 ) and "the golden calf" (1 Kings 12:28 ).

  • In Judges 6:25; Isaiah 34:7 , the Hebrew word is different. It is the customary word for bulls offered in sacrifice. In Hosea 14:2 , the Authorized Version has "calves," the Revised Version "bullocks."

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

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Bullock'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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