(Bos bubalus), an animal of the ox kind, but different from the American bison, usually termed "buffalo," being distinguished by the shape of the horns and of the head, as well as of the body generally, and being also found in very different situations. (See Brande, Cyclop. s.v.) This animal is often regarded as the same with the wild bull (ראֵם, reem', or רֵים, reym) of Scripture (Nu 23:22; Ps 92:11; Job 39:9; Isa 34:7, etc.). SEE UNICORN. This opinion is lately advocated in extenso by Dr. Conant (Book of Job, in loc.); while Dr. Thomson (Land and Book, 1, 384 sq.) prefers to identify the Oriental buffalo with the BEHEMOTH SEE

BEHEMOTH (q.v.) of Job (Job 40:15), on account of his wallowing in the mire and reeds of Jordan. SEE OX; SEE BULL.

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