Roe

“(Heb. tsebi), properly the gazelle (Arab. ghazal), permitted for” “food (Deut. 14:5; comp. Deut. 12:15, 22; 15:22; 1 Kings 4:23),” noted for its swiftness and beauty and grace of form (2 Sam. 2:18; 1 Chr. 12:8; Cant. 2:9; 7:3; 8:14). “The gazelle (Gazella dorcas) is found in great numbers in “Palestine. “Among the gray hills of Galilee it is still `the roe” “upon the mountains of Bether,’ and I have seen a little troop of” gazelles feeding on the Mount of Olives close to Jerusalem “itself” (Tristram).” “The Hebrew word (`ayyalah) in Prov. 5: 19 thus rendered (R.V., “doe), is properly the “wild she-goat,” the mountain goat, the” ibex. (See 1 Sam. 24:2; Ps. 104:18; Job 39:1.)

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