a cleft hoof as of neat cattle ( Exodus 10:26 ; Ezekiel 32:13 ); hence also of the horse, though not cloven ( Isaiah 5:28 ). The "parting of the hoof" is one of the distinctions between clean and unclean animals ( Leviticus 11:3 ; Deuteronomy 14:7 ).
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Hoof". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .