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Fatlings, Fatted

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Generally a young animal put up to be fed for slaughter. Sometimes a general reference to the strongest or choice among a flock or herd is intended. In Pharoah's dream fat cows (Genesis 41:2 ,Genesis 41:2,41:18 ) symbolized years of prosperity. Saul was tempted to spare the choice animals of the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:9 ). In Ezekiel 34:3 ,Ezekiel 34:3,34:16 ,Ezekiel 34:16,34:20 the fat sheep symbolize the prosperous leaders of Israel. As choice specimens, fattened animals made an appropriate offering to God ( 2 Samuel 6:13 ; Psalm 66:15 ; Amos 5:22 ). Fattened animals are often associated with banquets.

Fattened cattle formed part of the menu for the wedding banquet of the king's son in the parable in Matthew 22:4 . In the parable of the loving father a son is welcomed home with a banquet of a fatted calf (Luke 15:23 ,Luke 15:23,15:27 ,Luke 15:27,15:30 ). Fattened animals were used as a symbol for slaughter. In the New Testament, James pictured the oppressive rich as fattening their hearts for a day of slaughter, perhaps a reference to God's judgment on them (Luke 5:5 ).


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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 'Fatlings, Fatted'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/f/fatlings-fatted.html. 1991.

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Sunday, November 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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