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Hebrew: tsebi, properly the gazelle (Arabic: ghazal), permitted for food (Deut. 14:5; compare Deut. 12:15, 22; 15:22; 1 Kings 4:23), noted for its swiftness and beauty and grace of form (2 Sam. 2:18; 1 Chr. 12:8; Song of Songs 2:9; 7:3; 8:14)
The gazelle (Gazella dorcas) is found in great numbers in Israel.
“Among the gray hills of Galilee it is still “the roe upon the mountains of Bether,” and I have seen a little troop of gazelles feeding on the mount of Olives close to Jerusalem itself” (Henry Baker Tristram, The Natural History of the Bible).
The Hebrew word ('ayyalah) in Prov. 5:19 thus rendered (Revised Version, “doe”), is properly the “wild she-goat,” the mountain goat, the ibex. (See 1 Sam. 24:2; Ps. 104:18; Job 39:1.)