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FODDER. The mixed food of cattle, generally from several kinds of grain sown together (Job.6.5; Job.24.6; Isa.30.24).

FODDER (בְּלִיל, H1173, meaning mixed fodder or mash for domestic animals Job 6:5; 24:6; Isa 30:24. Verb form found in Judg 19:21). This word is used in the OT for the food of donkeys or oxen. It was usually mixed from that which remained after a crop had been harvested and threshed. Isaiah 30:24 indicates the practice of salting the mixture in order to fulfill the animals’ salt needs. In some VSS this Heb. word is tr. as “provender” (RSV Isa 30:24).

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