Heifer

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Heifer : Heb. 'eglah, (Deuteronomy 21:4,6; Jeremiah 46:20). Untrained to the yoke (Hosea 10:11); giving milk (Isaiah 7:21); ploughing (Judges 14:18); treading out grain (Jeremiah 50:11); unsubdued to the yoke an emblem of Judah (Isaiah 15:5; Jeremiah 48:34).

Heb. parah (Genesis 41:2; Numbers 19:2). Bearing the yoke (Hosea 4:16); "heifers of Bashan" (Amos 4:1), metaphorical for the voluptuous females of Samaria. The ordinance of sacrifice of the "red heifer" described in Numbers 19:1-10; comp. Hebrews 9:13.

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