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There appear to be two or three varieties of the common goat, Hircus agagrus , at present bred in Palestine and Syria, but whether they are identical with those which were reared by the ancient Hebrews it is not possible to say. The most marked varieties are the Syrian goat( Capra mammorica, Linn.) and the Angora goat ( Capra angorensis , Linn.), with fine long hair. As to the "wild goats," ( 1 Samuel 24:2 ; Job 39:1 ; Psalm 104:18 ) it is not at all improbable that some species of ibex is denoted.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Goat'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. 1901.

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