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Holman Bible Dictionary
Samson characterized scheming with his wife as “plowing with my heifer” (Judges 14:18 ). One of David's wives (2 Samuel 3:5 ) was named Eglah (heifer). The heifer was used as a symbol for the splendor of Egypt (Jeremiah 46:20 ) and of Babylon (Jeremiah 50:11 ). Hosea 10:11 pictures obedient Ephraim as a trained heifer. In contrast, disobedient Israel is a stubborn cow.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Heifer'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/h/heifer.html. 1991.