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a stag or male deer
It is ranked among the clean animals (Deuteronomy 12:15; 14:5; 15:22), and was commonly killed for food (1 Kings 4:23).
The hart is frequently alluded to in the poetical and prophetical books (Isaiah 35:6; Song of Songs 2:8-9; Lam. 1:6; Psalms 42:1).