A generic term for ruminant animals. Domesticated cattle were used by the Hebrews in many ways: as a food source (1Kgs 4:23), as sacrificial offerings (1Kgs 8:63), to pull carts (Num 7:3), as pack animals (1Chr 12:40), for threshing (Deut 25:4), and, together with sheep and goats, for milk products and dung.

1Kgs 4:23

23ten fat oxen, and twenty pasture-fed cattle, one hundred sheep, besides deer, gazelles, roebucks, and fatted fowl.

1Kgs 8:63

63Solomon offered as sacrifices of well-being to the Lord twenty-two thousand oxen and one hundred twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people of Isra ... View more

Num 7:3

3They brought their offerings before the Lord, six covered wagons and twelve oxen, a wagon for every two of the leaders, and for each one an ox; they presented ... View more

1Chr 12:40

40And also their neighbors, from as far away as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, came bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen—abundant provisions of ... View more

Deut 25:4

4You shall not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.

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