Fatling A fatted animal for slaughter ( 2 Samuel 6:13 ; Isaiah 11:6 ; Ezekiel 39:18 . Compare Matthew 22:4 , where the word used in the original, sitistos, means literally "corn-fed;" i.e., installed, fat). Psalms 66:15 (Heb. meah, meaning "marrowy," "fat," a species of sheep). 1 Samuel 15:9 (Heb. mishneh, meaning "the second," and hence probably "cattle of a second quality," or lambs of the second birth, i.e., autmnal lambs, and therfore of less value).
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Fatling". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .