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Fallow deer

Fallow deer

(called fallow from its reddish-brown color) (Heb. yachmur ). The Hebrew word, which is mentioned only in ( 14:5 ) and 1Kin 4:23 probably denotes the Alcelaphus bubalis (the bubale or wild cow) of Barbary and North Africa. It is about the size of a stag, and lives in herds. It is almost exactly like the European roebuck, and is valued for its venison.


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Fallow deer'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.