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  1. May 01, 2016 · Camels are referred to in the Old Testament fifty three times. Though camels were also important in New Testament times, they are only mentioned there six times. In both Matthew 3:4 and Mark 1:6 they are cited in reference to John the Baptist’s raiment (camel’s hair). The other four references are from our Lord.

  2. Dromedaries are mentioned in the book of Esther, where messages were to be sent in haste to all parts of a vast kingdom; the messengers rode "on mules, and camels, and young dromedaries." This is a very large animal and is mentioned a great many times in the Bible. I think you will like to find all these places, and see what is said about the ...

  3. Camels are known today to exist in two forms, both of which are familiar zoo animals throughout the world. The Bactrian, or two-humped, camel is associated with the steppes of central Asia; also with N Australia, where it was introduced last cent. The Arabian, or one-humped, camel is the form used in N Africa and Middle E.

  4. Feb 21, 2014 · Second, ownership of camels would have greatly facilitated the Patriarchs’ frequent travels between Mesopotamia and Canaan. Third, domesticated camels in that era gave their owners an extraordinary advantage…” (“Patriarchal Wealth and Early Domestication of the Camel,” Bible and Spade, Feb. 19, 2009, online edition).

  5. Dromedaries are mentioned in the book of Esther, where messages were to be sent in haste to all parts of a vast kingdom; the messengers rode "on mules, and camels, and young dromedaries." This is a very large animal and is mentioned a great many times in the Bible. I think you will like to find all these places, and see what is said about the ...

  6. Jacob had camels as a portion of his wealth ( 30:43), as Abraham also had ( 24:35). He sent a present of thirty milch camels to his brother Esau ( 32:15). It appears to have been little in use among the Jews after the conquest. It is, however, mentioned in the history of David ( 1 Chronicles 27:30), and after the Exile ( Ezra 2:67; Nehemiah 7 ...

  7. The hair of the camel falls off of itself in spring, and is woven into coarse cloths and garments ( Matthew 3:4). (See CAMEL.) These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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