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Holman Bible Dictionary

Herdsman

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One who cares for cattle in contrast to a shepherd who cares for sheep. Amos served as a herdsman before receiving his prophetic call (Amos 7:14 ). Herdsmen were sometimes included among high-ranking officials of ancient kings (1 Chronicles 27:29; 1 Chronicles 28:1; compare Genesis 46:34 ). Herdsmen were sometimes paid from the products of the herd (1 Corinthians 9:7 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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

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