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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 ; Compare Hebrews 9:13 .

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Heifer'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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