stall

stall

Normally, a space for one animal within a stable or barn, but the Bible sometimes uses the term for what would now be called a pen. In (Amos 6:4) the “calves from the stall” reflects the still-used practice of isolating animals for special preslaughter fattening or “finishing.” (Mal 4:2) reports the typical exuberance of young animals released from their pen into open pasture. More traditional individual stalls may be specified in (1Kgs 4:20), citing Solomon’s forty thousand stalls of horses, but (2Chr 32:28 and Hab 3:17) may refer to group pens.

Amos 6:4

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Mal 4:2

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1Kgs 4:20

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2Chr 32:28

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Hab 3:17

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