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FLOCK. A collection of sheep under the care of a shepherd, sometimes including goats also (Gen.27.9). The larger animals such as cattle, camels, asses, etc. were counted as herds, not flocks. Israel lived in OT times in a pastoral civilization, and a man’s flocks made up most of his wealth, providing clothing, food, milk, and animals for sacrifice. Figuratively, Israel and the church are counted as flocks, and God is the Good Shepherd (Isa.40.11; Matt.26.31; Luke.12.32; 1Pet.5.2-1Pet.5.3).

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