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fal'-o (damam): Damam is translated only once in the sense of "fallow" (Exodus 23:11). The law required that the Israelites allow their ground to lie fallow one year in, seven. the King James Version is (Deuteronomy 14:5) nir, and is translated "fallow" in its more obsolete sense of "tilled ground" in the King James Version (Jeremiah 4:3 Hosea 10:12).

Strong's Hebrew
5215b. nir -- tillable, untilled, or fallow ground
nir or nir. 5215a, 5215b. nir or nir. 5216 . tillable, untilled, or fallow
ground. Transliteration: nir or nir Short Definition: ground. ...
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3180. yachmur -- a roebuck
... fallow deer. From chamar; a kind of deer (from the color; compare chamowr) -- fallow
deer. see HEBREW chamar. see HEBREW chamowr. 3179, 3180. yachmur. 3181 > ...
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5215. niyr -- a lamp
... fallow ground, plowing, tillage Or nir {neer}; from niyr; properly, plowing, ie
(concretely) freshly plowed land -- fallow ground, plowing, tillage. ...
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5203. natash -- to leave, forsake, permit
... away (1), ceased (1), drawn (1), fall (1), forego (1), forsake (3), forsaken (2),
forsook (1), hangs slack (1), leave (2), left (5), lie fallow (1), neglected ...
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How to Promote a Revival.
... HOW TO PROMOTE A REVIVAL. Text."Break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek
the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you."Hosea 10:12. ...
/.../finney/lectures on revivals of religion/lecture iii how to promote.htm

... children of men"it grows not on the corrupt soil of human nature; it springs only
where the ploughshare of true repentance has broken up the fallow ground of ...
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True Righteousness is Obtained by Christ.
... not hear you. Break up your fallow ground,' Jeremiah has cried to the people,
and sow not among thorns. Circumcise yourselves to ...
/.../chapter xxviii true righteousness is obtained.htm

"Giving all Diligence. "
... neglect on your part, to your own injury, your mind has caused to sprout many hurtful
conceptions about religion, and ye have become like land fallow by the ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter ii giving all diligence.htm

An Exhortation to the People Respecting Fortitude and Patience...
... This the Prophet signified when he spoke thus, "Break up your fallow ground, and
sow not among thorns." [1191] Therefore, as when he who has set the plough on ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/homily iv an exhortation to.htm

His Earliest Oracles. (ii. 2-iv. 4. )
... Jerusalem: Fallow up your fallow-ground,(195) And sow not on thorns! To ...
hearts. Fallow up the fallow-ground, Sow not on thorns! To ...
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The Answer Concerning the Threefold Condition of Souls.
... life-giving word in ground that is barren and unfruitful and choked by noxious thorns;
but that they should scorn this, and rather cultivate fallow ground, ie ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xix the answer concerning.htm

Of Removing Tithes.
... Where the occupier sows turnips tho' on fallow ground, and then agists the sheep
of a stranger, or fattens his own and kills them, he shall pay tithes for the ...
/.../prideaux/directions to church-wardens/8 of removing tithes.htm

The Fourth Commandment
... We do not sow seed in ground when it lies fallow; but Satan sows most of his seed
of temptation in such persons as lie fallow, and are out of a calling. ...
/.../watson/the ten commandments/2 4 the fourth commandment.htm

... in melodious cadence; but if the utterance be harsh and discordant they fail to
interest, fall upon deaf ears, and are as barren as seed sown on fallow ground. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/kleiser/fifteen thousand useful phrases/introduction.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Left unplanted after plowing; uncultivated; resting; as, fallow farmland.

2. (a.) Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound.

3. (n.) Plowed land.

4. (n.) Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season.

5. (n.) The plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds.

6. (n.) To plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land.

Fallow (5 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Left unplanted after plowing; uncultivated; resting; as, fallow farmland.
2. (a.) Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound. ...
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Fallow-deer (2 Occurrences)
Fallow-deer. Fallowdeer, Fallow-deer. Fallowground . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
It is called "fallow" from its pale-red or yellow colour. ...
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Fallow-ground. Fallowground, Fallow-ground. Falls . Easton's Bible Dictionary
The expression, "Break up your fallow ground" (Hosea ...
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Deer (15 Occurrences)
... that only the first two, ie 'ayyal (with its feminine forms) and yachmur should
be translated "deer," 'ayyal for the roe deer and yachmur for the fallow deer. ...
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... The expression, "Break up your fallow ground" (Hosea 10:12; Jeremiah 4:3) means,
"Do not sow your seed among thorns", ie, break off all your evil habits; clear ...
/f/fallowground.htm - 7k

... Ox or Unicorn, Sinaitic Ibex (sv GOAT), Persian Wild Goat (sv CHAMOIS), Gazelle,
Arabian Oryx (sv ANTELOPE), Chamois (2) Cervidae, Roe Deer, Fallow Deer, Red ...
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Fallowdeer (1 Occurrence)
... This animal, called in Hebrew yahmur, from a word meaning "to be red," is regarded
by some as the common fallow-deer, the Cervus dama, which is said to be ...
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Laws (184 Occurrences)
... 1. The Sabbath Year: In every seventh year the land was to lie fallow "that the
poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beast of the field shall eat ...
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... 1. The Sabbath Year: In every seventh year the land was to lie fallow "that the
poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beast of the field shall eat ...
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Bible Concordance
Fallow (5 Occurrences)

Exodus 23:11 but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the animal of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard and with your olive grove.

Deuteronomy 14:5 The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.

Proverbs 13:23 There is much food in the ploughed land of the poor; but it is taken away by wrongdoing.

Jeremiah 4:3 For thus says Yahweh to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and don't sow among thorns.

Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to kindness. Break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek Yahweh, until he comes and rains righteousness on you.



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