Ox, Wild

Ox, Wild (תּוֹא תּאוֹ, teo or te; Sept. ὄρυξ, σευτλίον; Aq., Symm., and Theod., ὄρυξ; Vulg. oryx), is mentioned among the beasts that were to be eaten (De 14:5); again, in Isaiah," they lie at the head of all the streets like a wild bull in the nets." The most important ancient versions point to the oryx (Oryx leucoryx) as the animal denoted by the Hebrew words. Were it not for the fact that another Hebrew name (yachmur) seems to stand for this animal, we should have no hesitation in referring the teo to the antelope above named. Col. H. Smith suggests that the antelope he calls the Nubian Oryx (Oryx Tao) may be the animal intended; this, however, is probably only a variety of the other. Oedmann (Verm. Samml. p. 4:23) thinks the Bubule (Alcephalus bubalis) may be the ; this is the Bekker-el-wash of North Africa mentioned by Shaw (Trav. 1, 310, 8vo ed.). SEE ANTELOPE; SEE FALLOW DEER.

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