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The large and heavy gland that secretes the bile. In the sacrifices it is named only to point out the caul which is above it. Exodus 29:13,22 ; Leviticus 3:4 , etc. To be wounded in the liver is fatal. Proverbs 7:23 . The liver being poured out is symbolical of deep anguish. Lamentations 2:11 : cf. Job 16:13 . Among the heathen the liver was one of the parts of an animal that were examined in order to foretell events, as practised by the king of Babylon. Ezekiel 21:21 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Liver '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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