(Heb. tsebi), properly the gazelle (Arab. ghazal), permitted for food ( Deuteronomy 14:5 ; Compare Deuteronomy 12:15 Deuteronomy 12:22 ; 15:22 ; 1 Kings 4:23 ), noted for its swiftness and beauty and grace of form ( 2 Samuel 2:18 ; 1 Chronicles 12:8 ; Cant 2:9 ; 7:3 ; 8:14 ).
The gazelle (Gazella dorcas) is found in great numbers in Palestine. "Among the gray hills of Galilee it is still 'the roe upon the mountains of Bether,' and I have seen a little troop of gazelles feeding on the Mount of Olives close to Jerusalem itself" (Tristram).
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 Roe". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".