Camel in Easton's Bible Dictionary
from the Hebrew _gamal_, "to repay" or "requite," as the
does the care of its master. There are two distinct
camels, having, however, the common characteristics
"ruminants without horns, without muzzle, with
oblique slits, the upper lip divided and separately
extensile, the soles of the feet horny, with two
toes covered by
claws, the limbs long, the abdomen drawn up, while
long and slender, is bent up and down, the reverse
of that of a
horse, which is arched."
(1.) The Bactrian camel is distinguished by two
humps. It is a
native of the high table-lands of Central Asia.
(2.) The Arabian camel or dromedary, from the Greek
"a runner" (Isa. 60:6; Jer. 2:23), has but one hump,
and is a
native of Western Asia or Africa...