Ass, the Domestic

Ass, the Domestic

Unclean — Leviticus 11:2,3,26; Exodus 13:13.

Described as

  • Not devoid of instinct. — Isaiah 1:3.
  • Strong. — Genesis 49:14.
  • Fond of ease. — Genesis 49:14,15.
  • Often fed on vine-leaves — Genesis 49:11.
  • Formed a part of patriarchal wealth — Genesis 12:16; 30:43; Job 1:3;
    42:12.

Was used

  • In agriculture. — Isaiah 30:6,24.
  • For bearing burdens. — Genesis 42:26; 1 Samuel 25:18.
  • For riding. — Genesis 22:3; Numbers 22:21.
  • In harness. — Isaiah 21:7.
  • In war. — 2 Kings 7:7,10.
  • Governed by a bridle — Proverbs 26:3.
  • Urged on with a staff — Numbers 22:23,27.
  • Women often rode on — Joshua 15:18; 1 Samuel 25:20.
  • Persons of rank rode on — Judges 10:3,4; 2 Samuel 16:2.
  • Judge of Israel rode on white — Judges 5:10.
  • Young, most valued for labour — Isaiah 30:6,24.
  • Trusty persons appointed to take care of — Genesis 36:24; 1 Samuel 9:3;
    1 Chronicles 27:30.
  • Often taken unlawfully by corrupt rulers — Numbers 16:15; 1 Samuel 8:16;
    12:3.
  • Later counted as an ignoble creature — Jeremiah 22:19.

Laws respecting

  • Not to be coveted. — Exodus 20:17.
  • Fallen under a burden, to be assisted. — Exodus 23:5.
  • Astray, to be brought back to its owners. — Exodus 23:4; Deuteronomy 22:1.
  • Astray, to be taken care of till its owner appeared. — Deuteronomy
    22:2,3.
  • Not to be yoked with an ox. — Deuteronomy 22:10.
  • To enjoy the rest of the Sabbath. — Deuteronomy 5:14.
  • First-born of, if not redeemed, to have its neck broken. — Exodus
    13:13; 34:20.
  • Christ entered Jerusalem on. — Zechariah 9:9; John 12:14.

Miracles connected with

  • Mouth of Balaam’s opened to speak. — Numbers 22:28; 2Pe 2:16.
  • A thousand men slain by Samson with a jaw-bone of. — Judges 15:19.
  • Water brought from the jaw-bone of. — Judges 15:19.
  • Not torn by a lion. — 1 Kings 13:28.
  • Eaten during famine in Samaria. — 2 Kings 6:25.

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Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Ass (Donkey)