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The variegated grey color of the horses in the vision in Zechariah 6:3 ,Zechariah 6:3,6:6 . KJV translates the rare Hebrew term as “bay.” Modern translators follow the earliest Greek translation in reading “dappled.” The Hebrew term also appears in Genesis 31:10 ,Genesis 31:10,31:12 and in a few manuscripts of Nehemiah 5:18 . KJV reads “grisled,” while modern translations have, “spotted,” “speckled,” or “mottled.”

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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 'Dappled'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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