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aurochs
wild oxen. Their horns were large and long and used by the Hebrews as drinking vessels. They had a capacity of up to four gallons. The ancestor of domesticated cattle.
hyrax or conie
resembles a rabbit except that it lacks long ears and has hoofed feet. Lives in holes among rocks. Solomon called them "feeble folk".
asp or cobra
poisonous snake, sacred to the Egyptians. The hood of the cobra was represented on Egyptian headdresses.
ibex
a goat. Valuable to the shepherding Hebrews who raised them for their ease of care, meat, milk, cheese and tent material.
roebuck
possibly a mistranslation of a Hebrew word that probably referred to a gazelle.
hart
male of a red deer (female is called a hind)
chamois
also probably a mistranslation, for chamois never inhabited the Holy Land. The animal probably intended was a wild sheep.
pygarg
member of the antelope family. Known for its unique horn: long, thin, and has a double twist
fallow deer
Deut 14:5: also probably a mistranslation as fallow deer did not range as far south as the Holy Land. Possibly the hartebeest, another type of antelope was meant.
gazelle
medium-sized antelopes. Fast runners.
hartebeest
type of antelope
addax
antelope with long, spirally twisted horns
wadi
the bed or valley of a stream that is usually dry except during the rainy season and that often forms an oasis