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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4633 donkey
4633 donkey

4633 donkey

A beast of burden, used to carry both goods and people.

Used for carrying goods

1Sa 16:20 See also Ge 22:3-5; Ge 42:27; Ex 23:12 pp Dt 5:14 As beasts of burden they were afforded rest on the Sabbath.

Used for personal transport

1Sa 25:20; Mt 21:7 See also Ex 4:20 Balaam’s talking donkey: Nu 22:22; 2Pe 2:16
Jos 15:18; Jdg 19:28; 2Sa 17:23; 2Sa 19:26; 1Ki 13:23-29; Zec 9:9; Mt 21:5; Lk 10:34; Jn 12:14

The value of donkeys

Ex 22:4 See also Ex 20:17 pp Dt 5:21; Ex 22:9; Nu 16:15; Dt 22:3-4; 1Sa 12:3; Job 24:3; Lk 13:15

Mistreatment of donkeys

Nu 22:23 See also Dt 22:10

Sometimes found in the wild

Job 39:5 See also Job 6:5; Jer 2:24; Hos 8:9

Figurative use of the donkey

Ge 16:12 See also Ge 49:14; 2Ki 6:25; Isa 1:3; Jer 22:19

Samson and the donkey’s jaw-bone

Jdg 15:15-16

See also

2590Christ, triumphal entry
4604animals
4621colt
4672manger
5590travel

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