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Hunting

Hunting is first mentioned in Genesis 10:9 in connection with Nimrod.

Esau was “a cunning hunter” (Genesis 25:27).

Hunting was practiced by the Hebrews after their settlement in the “Land of Promise” (Leviticus 17:15; Proverbs 12:27). The lion and other ravenous beasts were found in Israel (1 Samuel 17:34; 2 Samuel 23:20; 1 Kings 13:24; Ezek. 19:3-8), and it must have been necessary to hunt and destroy them.

Various snares and gins were used in hunting (Psalms 91:3; Amos 3:5; 2 Samuel 23:20).

War is referred to under the idea of hunting (Jeremiah 16:16; Ezek. 32:30).

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