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Sheep-fold

Sheep-fold

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 .)

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Sheep-fold". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .