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

4Alas for those who lie on beds of ivory,
and lounge on their couches,
and eat lambs from the flock,
and calves from the stall;

Mal 4:2

2But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.

1Kgs 4:20

Magnificence of Solomon's Rule
20Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand by the sea; they ate and drank and were happy.

2Chr 32:28

28storehouses also for the yield of grain, wine, and oil; and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and sheepfolds.

Hab 3:17

Trust and Joy in the Midst of Trouble
17Though the fig tree does not blossom,
and no fruit is on the vines;
though the produce of the olive fails
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