- hare used twice.
- First Reference: Leviticus 11:6
- Last Reference: Deuteronomy 14:7
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H768 Used 2 times
(Heb. arnebeth) was prohibited as food according to the Mosaic law (Leviticus 11:6; Deuteronomy 14:7), "because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof." The habit of this animal is to grind its teeth and move its jaw as if it actually chewed the cud. But, like the cony (q.v.), it is not a ruminant with four stomachs, but a rodent like the squirrel, rat, etc. Moses speaks of it according to appearance. It is interdicted because, though apparently chewing the cud, it did not divide the hoof.
There are two species in Syria, (1) the Lepus Syriacus or Syrian hare, which is like the English hare; and (2) the Lepus Sinaiticus, or hare of the desert. No rabbits are found in Syria.
Forbidden as food
Leviticus 11:6; Deuteronomy 14:7
(Heb. arnebeth) occurs only in (Leviticus 11:6) and Deuteronomy 14:7 Amongst the animals disallowed as food by the Mosaic law. The hare is at this day called arnel by the Arabs in Palestine and Syria. It was erroneously thought by the ancient Jews to have chewed the cud. They were no doubt misled as in the case of the shaphfan (hyrax), by the habit these animals have of moving the jaw about.
HARE, noun A quadruped of the genus Lepus, with long ears, a short tail, soft hair, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid animal, often hunted for sport or for its flesh, which is excellent food. It moves by leaps, and is remarkable for its fecundity.
1. A constellation.
HARE, verb transitive To fright, or to excite, tease and harass, or worry. [Not used. See Harry.]
HA'REBELL, noun A plant of the genus Hyacinthus, with campaniform or bell-shaped flowers.
HA'REBRAINED, adjective [hare and brain.] Wild; giddy; volatile; heedless.
HA'REFOOT, noun A bird; a plant.
HA'REHE'ARTED, adjective Timorous; easily frightened.
HA'REHOUND, noun A hound for hunting hares.
HA'REHUNTER, noun One who hunts or is used to hunting hares.
HA'REHUNTING, noun The hunting of hares.
HA'RELIP, noun A divided upper lip, like that of a hare.
HA'RELIPPED, adjective Having a harelip.
Esther 2:3; Esther 2:13-14
HAR'EM, noun A seraglio; a place where Eastern princes confine their women, who are prohibited from the society of others.
HA'REMINT, noun A plant.
HAREN'GIFORM, adjective [See Herring.] Shaped like a herring.
Son of Caleb.
1 Chronicles 2:51
(a plucking off), a name occurring in the genealogies of Judah as a son of Caleb and as "father of Bethgader." (1 Chronicles 2:51) only.
HA'REPIPE, noun A snare for catching hares.
HA'RE'S-EAR, noun A plant of the genus Bupleurum. The Bastard Hare's Ear is of the genus Phyllis.
HARE'S-LETTUCE, noun A plant of the genus Sonchus.
Thicket, a wood in the mountains of Judah where David hid when pursued by Saul (1 Samuel 22:5). It was possibly while he was here that the memorable incident narrated in 2 Samuel 23:14-17, 1 Chronicles 11:16-19 occurred. This place has not been identified, but perhaps it may be the modern Kharas, on the borders of the chain of mountains some 3 miles east of Keilah.
A forest in which David found refuge from Saul.
1 Samuel 22:5
(thicket), The forest of, in which David took refuge, after at the instigation of the prophet Gad, he had quitted the "hold" or fastness of the cave of Adullam. (1 Samuel 22:6)
HA'REWORT, noun A plant.