a strong fenced enclosure for the protection of the sheep gathered within it ( Numbers 32:24 ; 1 Chronicles 17:7 ; Psalms 50:9 ; 78:70 ). In John 10:16 the Authorized Version renders by "fold" two distinct Greek words, aule and poimne, the latter of which properly means a "flock," and is so rendered in the Revised Version. (See also Matthew 26:31 ; Luke 2:8 ; 1 Corinthians 9:7 .) (SeeFOLD .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Sheep-fold". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".