Fallow-Deer in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Deut. 14:5 (R.V., "Wild goat"); 1 Kings 4:23 (R.V.,
This animal, called in Hebrew _yahmur_, from a word
be red," is regarded by some as the common fallow-
Cervus dama, which is said to be found very
Western and Southern Asia. It is called "fallow"
pale-red or yellow colour. Some interpreters,
the name as designating the bubale, Antelope bubale,
cow" of North Africa, which is about the size of a
the hartebeest of South Africa. A species of deer
has been found
at Mount Carmel which is called _yahmur_ by the
Arabs. It is
said to be similar to the European roebuck.
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