This word occurs only in Psalm 80:13. The same Hebrew word is elsewhere rendered “swine” (Lev. 11:7; Deuteronomy 14:8; Prov. 11:22; Isa. 65:4; 66:3, 17).

The Hebrews abhorred swine’s flesh, and accordingly none of these animals were reared, except in the district beyond the Sea of Galilee.

In the psalm quoted above, the powers that destroyed the Jewish nation are compared to wild boars and wild beasts of the field.

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