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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Herd, Herdsman

In the O.T. the term 'herd' is applied to the cattle, the word 'flocks' embracing the sheep and goats. As these, with camels, constituted the principal property of the patriarchs, the herdsmen held an important office. All the sons of Jacob were introduced to Pharaoh as shepherds, and men whose trade had been to feed cattle. Genesis 46:32; Exodus 10:9; 1 Samuel 21:7 . Amos had been a herdsman. Amos 1:1; Amos 7:14 . In the N.T. the term 'herd' is only applied to the swine that, possessed by the demons, perished in the sea. Matthew 8:30,32 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Herd, Herdsman'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/h/herd-herdsman.html. 1897.

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