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Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Fat (vat)
Hebrew - fat
Hebrew - grown fat
Hebrew - make fat, making yourselves fat
Hebrew - fat, fatfleshed, fatter
Hebrew - fat beast, fat cattle, fatling, fatlings
Hebrew - made fat, wax fat, puts fat
Hebrew - fat
Hebrew - became fat, make fat, wax fat, fat, grew fat, grown fat
Hebrew - fat, fatness
Hebrew - fat, fatness
Hebrew - fat, fat ones, fatness, fattest places
Hebrew - fat, fatness, fat portions, portions of fat
Hebrew - collops of fat
Hebrew - fat pastures
Hebrew - fat tail
Hebrew - fat, fatted, fattened
Hebrew - fat
Hebrew - fat
Hebrew - make fat
Hebrew - fat one, fatling, fat beasts
Hebrew - fat

(Heb. heleb) denotes the richest part of the animal, or the fattest of the flock, in the account of Abel's sacrifice (Genesis 4:4). It sometimes denotes the best of any production (Genesis 45:18; Numbers 18:12; Psalms 81:16; 147:47). The fat of sacrifices was to be burned (Leviticus 3:9-11; 4:8; 7:3; 8:25; Numbers 18:17. Compare Exodus 29:13-22; Leviticus 3:3-5).

It is used figuratively for a dull, stupid state of mind (Psalms 17:10).

In Joel 2:24 the word is equivalent to "vat," a vessel. The hebrew word here thus rendered is elsewhere rendered "wine-fat" and "press-fat" (Haggai 2:16; Isaiah 63:2).

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

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Fat'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1897.


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