Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.


  1. A fatted animal for slaughter (2 Sam. 6:13; Isa. 11:6; Ezek. 39:18. Comp. Mt. 22:4, where the word used in the original, sitistos, means literally "corn-fed;" i.e., installed, fat).
  2. Ps. 66:15 (Heb.meah, meaning "marrowy," "fat," a species of sheep).
  3. 1 Sam. 15:9 (Heb.mishneh, meaning "the second," and hence probably "cattle of a second quality," or lambs of the second birth, i.e., autmnal lambs, and therfore of less value).

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