Bull, Bullock

Bull, Bullock,

terms used synonymously with ox, oxen, and properly a generic name for horned cattle when a full age and fit for the plough. It is variously rendered "bullock," ( Isaiah 65:25 ) "cow," ( Ezekiel 4:15 ) "oxen," ( Genesis 12:16 ) Kine is used in the Bible as the plural of cow. In ( Isaiah 51:20 ) the "wild bull" ("wild ox" in ( 14:5 ) ) was possibly one of the larger species of antelope, and took its name from its swiftness. Dr. Robinson mentions larger herds of black and almost harmless buffaloes as still existing in Palestine, and these may be the animal indicated.

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bull, Bullock,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.