mentioned first in Genesis 10:9 in connection with Nimrod. Esau was "a cunning hunter" ( Genesis 25:27 ). Hunting was practised by the Hebrews after their settlement in the "Land of Promise" ( Leviticus 17:15 ; Proverbs 12:27 ). The lion and other ravenous beasts were found in Palestine ( 1 Samuel 17:34 ; 2 Sam 23:20 ; 1 Kings 13:24 ; Ezekiel 19:3-8 ), and it must have been necessary to hunt and destroy them. Various snares and gins were used in hunting ( Psalms 91:3 ; Amos 3:5 ; 2 Sam 23:20 ).
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
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Hunting". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".