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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Hind (; ; ; , etc.), the female of the hart or stag, doe being the female of the fallow-deer, and roe being sometimes used for that of the roebuck. All the females of the Cervidæ, with the exception of the reindeer, are hornless. It may be remarked that the emendation of Bochart on the version of , where for 'Naphthali is a hind let loose, he giveth goodly words,' he, by a small change in the punctuation of the original, proposes to read 'Naphthali is a spreading tree, shooting forth beautiful branches,' restores the text to a consistent meaning, agreeing with the Sept., the Chaldee paraphrase, and the Arabic version. [HART].





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Hind'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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