Sheepfold
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A strong fenced enclosure for the protection of the sheep gathered within it (Numbers 32:24; 1 Chronicles 17:7; Psalm 50:9; 78:70). In John 10:16 the Authorized Version renders by "fold" two distinct Greek words, aule and poimne, the latter of which properly means a "flock," and is so rendered in the Revised Version. (See also Matthew 26:31; Luke 2:8; 1 Corinthians 9:7.) (see FOLD.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A fold or pen for sheep; a place where sheep are collected or confined.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SHEEPCOTE; SHEEPFOLD

shep'-kot, shep'-kot, shep'-fold (gedherah, mikhlah, mishpethayim, naweh; aule): At night the sheep are driven into a sheepfold if they are in a district where there is danger from robbers or wild beasts. These folds are simple walled enclosures (Numbers 32:16 Judges 5:16 2 Chronicles 32:28 Psalm 78:70 Zephaniah 2:6 John 10:1). On the top of the wall is heaped thorny brushwood as a further safeguard. Sometimes there is a covered hut in the corner for the shepherd. Where there is no danger the sheep huddle together in the open until daylight, while the shepherd watches over them (Genesis 31:39 Luke 2:8). In the winter time caves are sought after (1 Samuel 24:3 Zephaniah 2:6). The antiquity of the use of some of the caves for this purpose is indicated by the thick deposit of potassium nitrate formed from the decomposition of the sheep dung.

James A. Patch

Strong's Hebrew
4942. mishpethayim -- perhaps fireplaces, ash heaps
... burden, sheepfold. From shaphah; a stall for cattle (only dual) -- burden, sheepfold.
see HEBREW shaphah. 4941, 4942. mishpethayim. 4943 . Strong's Numbers
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4356. miklaah -- an enclosure, fold
... sheepfold. Or miklah {mik-law'}; from kala'; a pen (for flocks) -- ((sheep-))fold.
Compare miklah. see HEBREW kala'. see HEBREW miklah. 4355, 4356. ...
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Library

John Chapter x. 10-Jan
... 2. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold,
but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber." For ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xlv john chapter x.htm

The Good Shepherd.
... (John 10:1). 1. He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold. The sheepfold
is a figure of the church, the door into which is Christ. ...
/.../johnson/the new testament commentary vol iii john/the good shepherd.htm

The Good Shepherd' and his one Flock' - Last Discourse at the ...
... entrusted. It needed not therefore that a sheepfold should have been in
view, [4175] to explain the form of Christ's address. [4176 ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter x the good shepherd.htm

Epistle Xlvi. To Isacius, Bishop of Jerusalem .
... The Truth itself also in person says, He that entereth not by the door into the
sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle xlvi to isacius bishop.htm

John Chapter x. 14-21
... and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him." [910] As He then knoweth the Father
by Himself, and we know the Father by Him; so into the sheepfold He entereth ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xlvii john chapter x.htm

Shepherd Life in the Orient.
... that they can graze nearly the whole year through; and whether they be grazing on
the wide open plains, or huddled snugly within the sheepfold, it pertains to ...
/.../callan/the shepherd of my soul/ii shepherd life in the.htm

Account of St. Spyridon: his Modesty and Steadfastness.
... It is related that one night some wicked men entered his sheepfold, and were in
the act of stealing his sheep, when they were suddenly bound, and yet no one ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xi account of st spyridon .htm

Epistle Xliii. To Eulogius and Anastasius, Bishops.
... give thanks to Him who, having abolished enmities, has caused that in His flesh
there should be in the whole world one flock, and one sheepfold under Himself ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle xliii to eulogius and.htm

The Tenth Chapter of the Gospel of John. Of the Shepherd, and the ...
... himself shall be abased, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted." [4080]
They then who exalt themselves, would go up into the sheepfold by another way ...
/.../sermon lxxxvii the tenth chapter.htm

He Restoreth My Soul.
... life, and to heal our spiritual wounds. Baptism may be aptly compared to
the door of the sheepfold. It is the gate through which ...
/.../callan/the shepherd of my soul/v he restoreth my soul.htm

Thesaurus
Sheepfold (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SHEEPCOTE; SHEEPFOLD. shep ... James A. Patch.
Multi-Version Concordance Sheepfold (3 Occurrences). John ...
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Sheepcote (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) A small inclosure for sheep; a pen; a fold.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SHEEPCOTE; SHEEPFOLD. ...
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Entereth (40 Occurrences)
... John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into
the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber ...
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Bozrah (9 Occurrences)
... boz'-ra (botsrah, "sheepfold"; Bosorrha, Bosor): (1) The capital of Edom, a city
of great antiquity (Genesis 36:33 1 Chronicles 1:44 Isaiah 34:6; Isaiah 63:1 ...
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Climbeth (1 Occurrence)
... John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into
the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber ...
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Sheep-farmer (1 Occurrence)
Sheep-farmer. Sheep-cotes, Sheep-farmer. Sheepfold . Multi-Version Concordance ...
(BBE). Sheep-cotes, Sheep-farmer. Sheepfold . Reference Bible.
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Sheep-fold (1 Occurrence)
Sheep-fold. Sheepfold, Sheep-fold. Sheepfolds . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
(WBS). Sheepfold, Sheep-fold. Sheepfolds . Reference Bible.
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Solemn (100 Occurrences)
... John 10:1 "In most solemn truth I tell you that the man who does not enter the
sheepfold by the door, but climbs over some other way, is a thief and a robber. ...
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Verily (146 Occurrences)
... John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into
the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber ...
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Truth (380 Occurrences)
... John 10:1 "In most solemn truth I tell you that the man who does not enter the
sheepfold by the door, but climbs over some other way, is a thief and a robber. ...
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Concordance
Sheepfold (3 Occurrences)

John 10:1
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
(KJV WEY RSV)

Jeremiah 49:19
Lo, as a lion he cometh up, Because of the rising of the Jordan, Unto the enduring habitation, But I cause to rest, I cause him to run from off her, And who is chosen? concerning her I lay a charge, For who is like Me? and who conveneth Me? And who 'is' this shepherd who standeth before Me?
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 50:44
Lo, as a lion he cometh up, Because of the rising of the Jordan, Unto the enduring habitation, But I cause to rest, I cause them to run from off her. And who is chosen? on her I lay a charge, For who 'is' like Me? And who doth convene Me? And who 'is' this shepherd who standeth before Me?
(See RSV)

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Entereth (40 Occurrences)

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Sheep-fold (1 Occurrence)

Solemn (100 Occurrences)

Verily (146 Occurrences)

Truth (380 Occurrences)

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