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4672 manger

4672 manger

A feeding trough in a stable or stall, filled with fodder for donkeys, oxen, etc. The term is also used to refer to the stall in which animals were kept. The newborn Jesus was laid in a manger because there was no room at an inn.

A feeding place for livestock

Recognised by the animals of the household Isa 1:3 Israel is like a wild animal which does not recognise or accept God’s provision. See also Job 39:9

Provision for farm animals Pr 14:4 See also Pr 12:10; Isa 30:24

Provision for beasts of burden Ge 24:32 See also Ge 24:25; Ge 42:27; Jdg 19:19

Jesus Christ laid in a manger

Lk 2:7 See also Lk 2:12,16

Farm animals kept in stalls

Cattle kept in stalls 1Ki 4:23 See also 2Ch 32:28; Ps 50:9; Hab 3:17; Mal 4:2

Other animals kept in stalls 1Ki 4:26 pp 2Ch 9:25; Lk 13:15

See also

2036Christ, humility
2515Christ, birth of

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