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shep'-sher-ing: The sheep-shearing is done in the springtime, either by the owners (Genesis 31:19; Genesis 38:13 Deuteronomy 15:19 1 Samuel 25:2, 4) or by regular "shearers" (gazaz) (1 Samuel 25:7, 11 Isaiah 53:7). There were special houses for this work in Old Testament times (2 Kings 10:12, 14). The shearing was carefully done so as to keep the fleece whole (Judges 6:37). The sheep of a flock are not branded but spotted. Lime or some dyestuff is painted in one or more spots on the wool of the back as a distinguishing mark. In 2 Kings 3:4, Mesha, the chief or sheikh of Moab, was a sheep-master, literally, "a sheep spotter."

James A. Patch


Chapter xxxviii
... When he has "recovered from his grief" (wayyinnachem really means "was comforted")
it happens to be the time for sheepshearing, a season of general festivity ...
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Chapter xxxi
... of Mount Gilead. As it just happened, the rather important task of
sheepshearing was just engrossing Laban's attention. Among the ...
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Sheep-shearers (3 Occurrences)
Sheep-shearers. Sheepshearers, Sheep-shearers. Sheepshearing . Multi-Version
Concordance ... (See JPS ASV WBS). Sheepshearers, Sheep-shearers. Sheepshearing...
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Sheep-shearing (1 Occurrence)
Sheep-shearing. Sheepshearing, Sheep-shearing. Sheepskin . Noah Webster's
Dictionary ... (See NIV). Sheepshearing, Sheep-shearing. Sheepskin . Reference Bible
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