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The wild boar is considered as the parent stock of the common hog. He is a furious and formidable animal. The tusks are larger and stronger than in the tame herds, the color is iron-grey, inclining to black. His snout is long, and his ears are short. At present wild boars frequent the marshes around the upper Jordan, and have been found on Mount Carmel, and in large herds near the sea of Tiberias. They were frequent in the time of the Crusades. Richard Coeur de Lion encountered one, ran him through with a lace, and while the animal was still endeavoring to gore his horse, leaped over him, and slew him with his sword. The destructive ravages of the animal are referred to in Psalm 80:13.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Occurs only in Psalm 80:13. The same Hebrew word is elsewhere rendered "swine" (Leviticus 11:7; Deuteronomy 14:8; Proverbs 11:22; Isaiah 65:4; 66:3, 17). The Hebrews abhorred swine's flesh, and accordingly none of these animals were reared, except in the district beyond the Sea of Galilee. In the psalm quoted above the powers that destroyed the Jewish nation are compared to wild boars and wild beasts of the field.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The uncastrated male of swine; specifically, the wild hog.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

bor (chazir): In lamenting the troubled state of the Jewish nation the Psalmist (Psalm 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 Palestine 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



5300. hus -- a hog
... a hog. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: hus Phonetic Spelling: (hoos)
Short Definition: a hog, boar, or sow Definition: a hog, boar, or sow. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2386. chazir -- swine, boar
... 2385, 2386. chazir. 2387 . swine, boar. Transliteration: chazir Phonetic
Spelling: (khaz-eer') Short Definition: swine's. ... boar, swine. ...
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The Adventures of Saint James of Spain.
... Away scoured the Knight and his Squire over the plain till they reached a forest,
in the confines of which they beheld a monstrous wild boar, devouring the ...
/.../kingston/the seven champions of christendom/chapter six the adventures of.htm

Psalm LXXX.
... a time. 8. "There hath laid her waste the boar from the wood" (ver.13).
In the boar from the wood what do we understand? To the ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm lxxx.htm

Argument. From the Prison they are Led Forth with Joy into the ...
... Therefore, when a wild boar was supplied, it was the huntsman rather who had supplied
that boar who was gored by that same beast, and died the day after the ...
/.../chapter vi argument from the prison.htm

"Being Accustomed to Eat Fish at the Time of Easter...
... to which some poet gave utterance (for we use a learned verse, inasmuch as we are
conversing with learned people)"And brought his captive boar [135] to ...
/.../life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter x being accustomed to.htm

My Brother Eusebius Writes to Me That, when He was at a Meeting of ...
... I am the householder who finds that while he slept the enemy has sown tares among
his wheat. "The wild boar out of the wood has rooted up my vineyard, and the ...
/.../24 my brother eusebius writes.htm

On the Animals
... wolf. [Matt.7:15; Gen.49:27]. The boar is the devil; in the psalm: the boar
has driven him from the forest. [Ps.79(80):14(13)]. The ...
/.../eucherius/the formulae of st eucherius of lyons/iv on the animals.htm

... displeased with Solon."Solon treated with neglect."The two sons of Croesus."The
king's dream."Arrival of Adrastus."The wild boar."Precautions of ...
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The visit to Media.
... with his attendants."Pursuit of a stag."Cyrus's danger."Cyrus's recklessness."
He is reproved by his companions."Cyrus kills a wild boar."He is ...
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Period iv. The Age of the Consolidation of the Church: 200 to 324 ...
... Therefore, when a wild boar was supplied, it was the huntsman who had supplied that
boar, and not Saturus, who was gored by that same beast and who died the ...
/.../ayer/a source book for ancient church history/period iv the age of.htm

The Apology of Aristides as it is Preserved in the History of ...
... Artemis also as his sister, who is a huntress and has a bow with a quiver; and she
roams alone upon the hills with the dogs to hunt the stag or the wild boar. ...
/.../kay/the apology of aristides the philosopher/the apology of aristides as.htm

Boar (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BOAR. ... Multi-Version Concordance Boar (1
Occurrence). Psalms 80:13 The boar out of the wood ravages it. ...
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Swine (15 Occurrences)
... It is frequently mentioned as a wild animal, and is evidently the wild boar (Arab. ...
The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig. ...
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Wild (147 Occurrences)
... inhabiting natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not
easily approached by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild boar; a wild ...
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Tammuz (1 Occurrence)
... became. The Babylonian myth represents Dumuzu, or Tammuz, as a beautiful
shepherd slain by a wild boar, the symbol of winter. Ishtar ...
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Beast (243 Occurrences)
... The Targum ziza', "worm," is possible in Psalm 80:13, though not probable in view
of the parallel "boar": "The boar out of the wood doth ravage it, and the ...
/b/beast.htm - 50k

Javelin (16 Occurrences)
... spear, to be thrown or cast by the hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen
and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other ...
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Willows (5 Occurrences)
... precious moisture. The wild boar lies safely ensconced under its impervious
cover.". Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. WILLOWS. wil ...
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Feeds (14 Occurrences)
... He eats grass as an ox. (See NIV). Psalms 80:13 The boar out of the wood doth ravage
it, that which moveth in the field feedeth on it. (See NAS). ...
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Feedeth (11 Occurrences)
... DBY JPS). Psalms 80:13 The boar out of the wood doth ravage it, And the
wild beasts of the field feed on it. (See JPS). Proverbs 15 ...
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Ravages (4 Occurrences)
... lions. (See NAS RSV NIV). Psalms 80:13 The boar out of the wood ravages it.
The wild animals of the field feed on it. (WEB RSV). Jeremiah ...
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