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Sheep


1. Clean and used as food. De 14:4.

2. Described as

a. Innocent. 2Sa 24:17.

b. Sagacious. Joh 10:4,5.

c. Agile. Ps 114:4,6.

d. Being covered with a fleece. Job 31:20.

e. Remarkably prolific. Ps 107:41; 144:13; Song 4:2; Eze 36:37.

3. Bleating of, alluded to. Jdj 5:16; 1Sa 15:14.

4. Under man’s care from the earliest age. Ge 4:4.

5. Constituted a great part of patriarchal wealth. Ge 13:5; 24:25; 26:14.

6. Males of called rams. 1Sa 15:22; Jer 51:40.

7. Females of, called ewes. Ps 78:71.

8. Young of, called lambs. Ex 12:3; Isa 11:6.

9. Places celebrated for

a. Kedar. Eze 27:21.

b. Bashan. De 32:14.

c. Nebaioth. Isa 60:7.

d. Bozrah. Mic 2:12.

10. Flesh of, extensively used as food. 1Sa 25:18; 1Ki 1:19; 4:23; Ne 5:18; Isa 22:13.

11. Milk of, used as food. De 32:14; Isa 7:21,22; 1Co 9:7.

12. Skins of, worn as clothing by the poor. Heb 11:37.

13. Skins of, made into a covering for the tabernacle. Ex 25:5; 36:10; 39:34.

14. Wool of, made into clothing. Job 31:20; Pr 31:13; Eze 34:3.

15. Offered in sacrifice from the earliest age. Ge 4:4; 8:20; 15:9,10.

16. Offered in sacrifice under the law. Ex 20:24; Le 1:10; 1Ki 8:5,63.

17. Flocks of

a. Attended by members of the family. Ge 29:9; Ex 2:16; 1Sa 16:11.

b. Attended by servants. 1Sa 17:20; Isa 61:5.

c. Guarded by dogs. Job 30:1.

d. Kept in folds or cotes. 1Sa 24:3; 2Sa 7:8; Joh 10:1.

e. Conducted to the richest pastures. Ps 23:2.

f. Fed on the mountains. Ex 3:1; Eze 34:6,13.

g. Fed in the valleys. Isa 65:10.

h. Frequently covered the pastures. Ps 65:13.

i. Watered every day. Ge 29:8-10; Ex 2:16,17.

j. Made to rest at noon. Ps 23:2; Song 1:7.

k. Followed the shepherd. Joh 10:4,27.

l. Fled from strangers. Joh 10:5.

18. Washed and shorn every year. Song 4:2.

19. Firstlings of, not to be shorn. De 15:19.

20. Firstlings of, not to be redeemed. Nu 18:17.

21. Firstlings of, could not be dedicated as a free-will offering. Le 27:26.

22. Tithe of, given to the Levites. 2Ch 31:4-6.

23. First wool of, given to the priests. De 18:4.

24. Time of shearing, a time of rejoicing. 1Sa 25:2,11,36; 2Sa 13:23.

25. Were frequently

a. Given as presents. 2Sa 17:29; 1Ch 12:40.

b. Given as tribute. 2Ki 3:4; 2Ch 17:11.

c. Destroyed by wild beasts. Jer 50:17; Mic 5:8; Joh 10:12.

d. Taken in great numbers in war. Jdj 6:4; 1Sa 14:32; 1Ch 5:21; 2Ch 14:15.

e. Cut off by disease. Ex 9:3.

26. False prophets assume the simple appearance. Mt 7:15.

27. Illustrative

a. Of the Jews. Ps 74:1; 78:52; 79:13.

b. Of the people of Christ. Joh 10:7-26; 21:16,17; Heb 13:20; 1Pe 5:2.

c. Of the wicked in their death. Ps 49:14.

d. Of those under God’s judgment. Ps 44:1.

e. (In patience and simplicity,) of patience, of Christ. Isa 53:7.

f. (In proneness to wander,) of those who depart from God. Ps 119:176; Isa 53:6; Eze 34:16.

g. (Lost,) of the unregenerate. Mt 10:6.

h. (When found,) of restored sinners. Lu 15:5,7.

i. (Separation from the goats,) of the separation of saints from the wicked. Mt 25:32,33.