mule

mule

The hybrid offspring of a donkey and a horse, normally a jackass and a mare. While its lack of understanding was proverbial (Ps 32:9), the mule’s strength, endurance, and docility made it ideal for transporting goods (2Kgs 5:17; 1Chr 12:40) and riding (Isa 66:20). From their earliest appearance in the OT (2Sam 13:29), mules are usually associated with royalty (2Sam 18:9; 1Kgs 1:33; 1Kgs 1:38; 1Kgs 1:44). Since the law prohibited the breeding of hybrids (Lev 19:19), it is likely that mules were imported into Israel (1Kgs 10:25; Ezra 2:66; Neh 7:38; Ezek 27:14). Mules are not mentioned in the NT.

Ps 32:9

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2Kgs 5:17

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1Chr 12:40

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Isa 66:20

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2Sam 13:29

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2Sam 18:9

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1Kgs 1:33

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1Kgs 1:38

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1Kgs 1:44

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Lev 19:19

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1Kgs 10:25

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Ezra 2:66

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Neh 7:38

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Ezek 27:14

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