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Holman Bible Dictionary

Hamstring

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To cripple by cutting the leg tendons. Horses captured in war were frequently hamstrung (KJV, hough) (Joshua 11:6 ,Joshua 11:6,11:9 ; 2 Samuel 8:4 ; 1 Chronicles 18:4 ). The hamstringing of oxen (Genesis 49:6 modern translations) is an example of rash anger.


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

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