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ayyal. A species of deer which is not now definitely known. Many suppose it to be the red deer, the Cervus elaphus. It was a clean animal, and was one supplied to Solomon's table. Deuteronomy 12:15,22; 1 Kings 4:23 . Its desire for the water-brooks is used as a symbol of a soul's panting after God. Psalm 42:1 . The bride in the Canticles compares the bridegroom to a young hart. Song of Solomon 2:9,17; Song of Solomon 8:14 . In predicting God's blessing upon Israel in a future day it is said, "the lame man shall leap as a hart." Isaiah 35:6 . The deer are remarkable for their pleasing form, their graceful movements, and their great agility.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Hart'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/h/hart.html. 1897.

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