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.
23ten fat oxen, and twenty pasture-fed cattle, one hundred sheep, besides deer, gazelles, roebucks, and fatted fowl.
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
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
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
4You shall not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.