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Hunting

Mentioned first in Genesis 10:9 in connection with Nimrod. Esau was "a cunning hunter" (Genesis 25:27). Hunting was practised by the Hebrews after their settlement in the "Land of Promise" (Leviticus 17:15; Proverbs 12:27). The lion and other ravenous beasts were found in Palestine (1 Samuel 17:34; 2Sam 23:20; 1 Kings 13:24; Ezekiel 19:3-8), and it must have been necessary to hunt and destroy them. Various snares and gins were used in hunting (Psalms 91:3; Amos 3:5; 2Sam 23:20).

War is referred to under the idea of hunting (Jeremiah 16:16; Ezekiel 32:30).


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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, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Hunting'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/ebd/view.cgi?number=T1846>. 1897.

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