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HERDSMAN

hurdz'-man (boqer; the King James Version, the English Revised Version "herdman"): A cowherd (Am 7:14). The same word is used in Syria today. ro`eh, has its equivalent in the language of Syria and Israel (Arabic ra'i), and is a general term for any kind of a herdsman (Gen 13:7,8; 26:20; 1 Sam 21:7). noqedh, occurs in one passage (Am 1:1); literally it means one who spots or marks the sheep, hence, a herdsman. Spotting the wool with different dyes is still the method of distinguishing between the sheep of different flocks. The herdsman is seldom the owner of the sheep, but a hireling.
See SHEEP; SHEEP TENDING.
James A. Patch
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'herdsman'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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