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Herd

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A number of animals kept together under human control. In biblical usage herd generally refers to cattle in contrast to flock which refers to sheep or goats. Herds were a source of meat and dairy products, of agricultural labor (1 Chronicles 12:40; Isaiah 46:1 ), and of sacrifices (Numbers 7:3; Psalm 69:31; Isaiah 66:3 ). Herds were regarded as a sign of wealth (Genesis 13:5; Genesis 32:7; Genesis 45:10 ). Cattle were generally kept in open pasture. Pen-fed beef was a luxury item (Amos 6:4; Habakkuk 3:17 ). See Cattle .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Herd'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​h/herd.html. 1991.
 
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