Bullock [N]

  • The translation of a word which is a generic name for horned cattle ( Isaiah 65:25 ). It is also rendered "cow" (Ezek. 4:15 ), "ox" ( Genesis 12:16 ).

  • The translation of a word always meaning an animal of the ox kind, without distinction of age or sex ( Hosea 12:11 ). It is rendered "cow" ( Numbers 18:17 ) and "ox" ( Leviticus 17:3 ).

  • Another word is rendered in the same way ( Jeremiah 31:18 ). It is also translated "calf" ( Leviticus 9:3 ; Micah 6:6 ). It is the same word used of the "molten calf" ( Exodus 32:4 Exodus 32:8 ) and "the golden calf" ( 1 Kings 12:28 ).

  • In Judges 6:25 ; Isaiah 34:7 , the Hebrew word is different. It is the customary word for bulls offered in sacrifice. In Hosea 14:2 , the Authorized Version has "calves," the Revised Version "bullocks."

    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.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Bullock". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Bullock

    Bull; steer; ox.

    I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or BULLOCK that hath horns and hoofs. ( Psalm 69:30-31 )

    Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

    Bibliography Information

    "Entry for 'Bullock'". A King James Dictionary.