Boar in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
bor (chazir): In lamenting the troubled state of the Jewish
nation the Psalmist (Ps 80:13) says: "The boar out of the wood
doth ravage it, and the wild beasts of the field feed on it,"
with evident reference to Israel's enemies, the Assyrians,
etc. The wild boar is abundant in certain parts of Israel and
Syria, especially in the thickets which border the lakes and
rivers, as about the Chuleh, the sea of Galilee, the Jordan,
and in the deltas of streams flowing into the Dead Sea, as
Ghaur-us-Cafiyeh. Several fountains in Lebanon bear the name,
`Ain-ul-Chazir, though chazir is not an Arabic word, khanzir
being the Arabic for "swine."
Alfred Ely Day
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