Fauna and Flora of the Bible (Helps for Translators) by United Bible Societies

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9 ; 7 4 . 1 4 ; Is 1 3 . 21 ; 2 3 . 1 3 ; 3 4 . 1 4 ; Je 5 0 . 3 9 Capra i bex nubiana, Hebrew : ya ' e l , D E S C R I PTIO N : FOX . t sabhu a ' : Je 1 2 . 9 t s eb h o ' i m : 1 S 1 3 . 1 8 ; Ne 11 . 3 4 �: Ibex Se c C a pra bed e n y a ' al ah Th e i b ex , a type of wild go a t , is s t i l l fo und i n So uthern Pa l e s tine, S in a i , Egypt and Arab ia ; i t wa s k nown a l s o i n a n c i e n t ti m es , a s i s evi dent fro m r o c k c arvi ngs . Howev e r , i t i s o ft e n d iffi c ul t i n t h e s e m o num e n t s to d i sti n g u i s h th e ibex fro m the Ca p ra h i r c u s , th e tr u e wild go a t .

33 ] It i s na t i v e to th e M i dd l e E a s t wh e r e i t l i v e s i n s m a l l h e r d s o r a l o ne . It s o nl y m ea n s o f d e fe n c e a r e i t s c o l o u r a nd t h e s pe e d w i t h which it can e s c a p e . Th e h o rn s c a r r i e d b y bo th s ex e s a r e n o t u s ed a s a w e a po n . R E F E R E NC E S : Dt 1 2 . 1 5 , 2 2 ; 1 4 . 5 ; 1 5 . 2 2 ; 2 S 2 . 1 8 ; 1 K 4 . 2 3 ; 1 Ch 1 2 . 7, 9, 17; 3 . 3 Gecko Gazelle (Gazella dorcas) H e m i da c tyl u s tu rc i c u s H e b r ew : ?

3 ; 5 0 . 1 1 h ippo s : ]as 3 . 3 ; R v 6 . 2 , 4 , 5 , 8 ; 9 . 7 , 9 , 1 7 , 19 ; 1 4 . 20; 1 8 . 1 3 ; 1 9 . 11 , 1 4 , 18, 19, 21 DIF F IC U LT PASSAG ES : Th e Hb wo rd pa r a s h is u s ed bo th fo r ' h o r s e ' ' and hor s em an ' , and n ot even t he c ontext will a lw a y s ma k e c l e a r wh ic h i s m eant . "abbir s tands fo r ' ho r s e ' in the above refe renc e s a c c o r ding to m o s t tra n s lato r s . Hyena Hyae na s triata Hebrew : t s e b ho ' im , tsabhua' (tsiy) Th e s triped h yen a , a carr ion - e ater wh i c h only nigh t , is q u i t e c o m mo n in Pa l e s tine a nd m a y h a v e been DESCR I PTION : appea r s a t Hyena (Hyama striata) [ 45 ] so i n O T ti m e s .

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