Previous Next

Table of Contents

Bull Bullock

Bull, Bullock, terms used synonymously with ox, oxen, and properly a generic name for horned cattle when of full age and fit for the plough. It is various rendered “bullock,” Isa. 65:25, “cow,” Ezek. 4:15, “oxen,” Gen. 12:16. Kine is used in the Bible as the plural of cow. In Isaiah 51:20, the “wild bull” (“wild ox” in Deut. 14:5) was possibly one of the larger species of antelope, and took its name from its swiftness. Dr. Robinson mentions large herds of black and almost hairless buffaloes as still existing in Palestine, and these may be the animal indicated.