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Ass, the Domestic


1. Unclean. Le 11:2,3,26; Ex 13:13.

2. Described as

a. Not devoid of instinct. Isa 1:3.

b. Strong. Ge 49:14.

c. Fond of ease. Ge 49:14,15.

3. Often fed on vine-leaves. Ge 49:11.

4. Formed a part of patriarchal wealth. Ge 12:16; 30:43; Job 1:3; 42:12.

5. Was used

a. In agriculture. Isa 30:6,24.

b. For bearing burdens. Ge 42:26; 1Sa 25:18.

c. For riding. Ge 22:3; Nu 22:21.

d. In harness. Isa 21:7.

e. In war. 2Ki 7:7,10.

6. Governed by a bridle. Pr 26:3.

7. Urged on with a staff. Nu 22:23,27.

8. Women often rode on. Jos 15:18; 1Sa 25:20.

9. Persons of rank rode on. Jdj 10:3,4; 2Sa 16:2.

10. Judges of Israel rode on white. Jdj 5:10.

11. Young, most valued for labour. Isa 30:6,24.

12. Trusty persons appointed to take care of. Ge 36:24; 1Sa 9:3; 1Ch 27:30.

13. Often taken unlawfully by corrupt rulers. Nu 16:15; 1Sa 8:16; 12:3.

14. Later counted as an ignoble creature. Jer 22:19.

15. Laws respecting

a. Not to be coveted. Ex 20:17.

b. Fallen under a burden, to be assisted. Ex 23:5.

c. Astray, to be brought back to its owners. Ex 23:4; De 22:1.

d. Astray, to be taken care of till its owner appeared. De 22:2,3.

e. Not to be yoked with an ox. De 22:10.

f. To enjoy the rest of the Sabbath. De 5:14.

g. First-born of, if not redeemed, to have its neck broken. Ex 13:13; 34:20.

h. Christ entered Jerusalem on. Zec 9:9; Joh 12:14.

16. Miracles connected with

a. Mouth of Balaam’s opened to speak. Nu 22:28; 2Pe 2:16.

b. A thousand men slain by Samson with a jaw-bone of. Jdj 15:19.

c. Water brought from the jaw-bone of. Jdj 15:19.

d. Not torn by a lion. 1Ki 13:28.

e. Eaten during famine in Samaria. 2Ki 6:25.