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Ram (2)

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ram : (1) The ordinary word is איל , 'ayil , which is remarkably near to איּל , 'ayyāl , "deer" (compare Latin caper , capra , "goat," and capreolus , "wild goat" or "roe-buck"; also Greek δορκάς , dorkás , "roe-buck" or "gazelle"). (2) דּכר , dekhār , literally, "male" ( Ezra 6:9 , Ezra 6:17 ; Ezra 7:17 ). (3) כּר , kar , "battering ram" (Ezekiel 4:2 ; Ezekiel 21:22 ); elsewhere "lamb" (Deuteronomy 32:14 , etc.). (4) עתּוּד , ‛attūdh , properly "he-goat" ("ram," Genesis 31:10 , Genesis 31:12 the King James Version). See SHEEP .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Ram (2)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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