Correspondences Of The Bible; The Animals. With Additions

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byJohn Worcester

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ANTELOPES AND DEER. OEVERAL species of antelopes and deer are mentioned in the Bible under various names, which in our version are often mistranslated. Some of the species are not satisfactorily determined; but there seems to be no doubt that "hart" and "hind" are names rightly applied to the male and the female of true deer, perhaps of several species, and that the "wild roe" of our translation is the gazelle, one of the most familiar and graceful of antelopes. We will confine ourselves to these as types; and from these others will readily be distinguished when they are accurately known. Of antelopes, in general, Mr. Wood writes :1 -- "Resembling the deer in many respects, they are easily to be distinguished from those animals by the character of the horns, which are hollow at the base, set upon a solid core like those of the oxen, and are permanently retained throughout the life of the animal. Indeed, the antelopes are allied very closely to the sheep and goats,- and, in some instances, are very goat-like in external form. In all cases the antelopes are light and elegant of body, their limbs are gracefully slender, and are furnished with small cloven hoofs. The tail is never of any great length, and in some species is very short. The horns, set above the eyebrows, are either simply conical, or are bent so as to resemble the two horns of the ancient lyre." 1 Nat. Hist., "Antelopes." The gazelles of Palestine, Tristram thus describes from his own observation :-- "It is not so much because it yields savory meat as from its swiftness, grace, beauty, and gentleness that the gazelle is best known. ... It is by far the most abundant of all the large game in Palestine; indeed it is the only wild animal of the chase which an ordinary traveller has any chance o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ANTELOPES AND DEER. OEVERAL species of antelopes and deer are mentioned in the Bible under various names, which in our versi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217934854

ISBN - 13:9780217934855

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