|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
A cow and her calf were not to be killed on the same day (Leviticus 22:28; Exodus 23:19; Deuteronomy 22:6, 7). The reason for this enactment is not given. A state of great poverty is described in the words of Isaiah 7:21-25, where, instead of possessing great resources, a man shall depend for the subsistence of himself and his family on what a single cow and two sheep could yield.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A chimney cap; a cowl
2. (n.) The mature female of bovine animals.
3. (n.) The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals, etc.
4. (v. t.) To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe.
5. (n.) A wedge, or brake, to check the motion of a machine or car; a chock.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kou, kin (baqar (compare Arabic baqar, "cow"); `eghlath baqar (Isaiah 7:21); parah (compare Arabic furar, "young of a sheep, goat, or cow"); paroth `aloth (1 Samuel 6:7, 10), "milch kine," from `ul, "to suckle"; 'eleph): In Amos 4:1, the term, "kine of Bashan," is applied to the voluptuous women of Samaria. In Genesis 41:1-36 is the narration of Pharaoh's dream of the seven fat and seven lean kine. In Isaiah's vision (Isaiah 11:7) we have: "And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together." Cows do not seem to have been sacrificed. The sacrifice of the kine that brought the ark back from the Philistines (1 Samuel 6:14) was due to the exceptional circumstances.
See CALF; CATTLE.
Alfred Ely Day
Cow (32 Occurrences)
Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of goats and oxen, and the dust from the burning of a young cow, being put on the unclean, make the flesh clean: (BBE)
Genesis 15:9 And he said, Take a young cow of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a sheep of three years old, and a dove and a young pigeon. (BBE)
Exodus 25:5 rams' skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood, (WEB NIV)
Exodus 26:14 You shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sea cow hides above. (WEB NIV)
Exodus 34:19 "All that opens the womb is mine; and all your livestock that is male, the firstborn of cow and sheep. (WEB ASV RSV)
Exodus 35:7 rams' skins dyed red, sea cow hides, acacia wood, (WEB NIV)
Exodus 35:23 Everyone, with whom was found blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats' hair, rams' skins dyed red, and sea cow hides, brought them. (WEB NIV)
Exodus 36:19 He made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sea cow hides above. (WEB NIV)
Exodus 39:34 the covering of rams' skins dyed red, the covering of sea cow hides, the veil of the screen, (WEB NIV)
Leviticus 22:28 Whether it is a cow or ewe, you shall not kill it and its young both in one day. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Numbers 18:17 "But you shall not redeem the firstborn of a cow, or the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat. They are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar, and shall burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a pleasant aroma to Yahweh. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 19:2 This is the rule of the law which the Lord has made, saying, Give orders to the children of Israel to give you a red cow without any mark on her, and on which the yoke has never been put: (BBE YLT)
Numbers 19:5 And the cow is to be burned before him, her skin and her flesh and her blood and her waste are to be burned: (BBE YLT)
Numbers 19:6 Then let the priest take cedar-wood and hyssop and red thread, and put them into the fire where the cow is burning. (BBE YLT)
Numbers 19:9 Then let a man who is clean take the dust of the burned cow and put it outside the tent-circle in a clean place, where it is to be kept for the children of Israel and used in making the water which takes away what is unclean: it is a sin-offering. (BBE YLT)
Numbers 19:10 And he who takes up the dust of the burned cow is to have his clothing washed with water and be unclean till evening: this is to be a law for ever, for the children of Israel as well as for the man from another country who is living among them. (BBE)
Deuteronomy 21:3 And whichever town is nearest to the body, the responsible men of that town are to take from the herd a young cow which has never been used for work or put under the yoke; (BBE)
Deuteronomy 21:4 And they are to take the cow into a valley where there is flowing water, and which is not ploughed or planted, and there the neck of the cow is to be broken: (BBE)
Deuteronomy 21:6 And all the responsible men of that town which is nearest to the dead man, washing their hands over the cow whose neck was broken in the valley, (BBE)
Judges 14:18 Then on the seventh day, before he went into the bride's room, the men of the town said to him, What is sweeter than honey? and what is stronger than a lion? And he said to them, If you had not been ploughing with my cow you would not have got the answer to my question. (BBE)
1 Samuel 16:2 And Samuel said, How is it possible for me to go? If Saul gets news of it he will put me to death. And the Lord said, Take a young cow with you and say, I have come to make an offering to the Lord. (BBE)
1 Samuel 28:24 And the woman had in the house a young cow, made fat for food; and she put it to death straight away; and she took meal and got it mixed and made unleavened bread; (BBE)
Job 21:10 Their bulls breed without fail. Their cows calve, and don't miscarry. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 7:21 It shall happen in that day that a man shall keep alive a young cow, and two sheep; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 11:7 The cow and the bear will graze. Their young ones will lie down together. The lion will eat straw like the ox. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 31:18 Certainly Ephraim's words of grief have come to my ears, You have given me training and I have undergone it like a young cow unused to the yoke: let me be turned and come back, for you are the Lord my God. (BBE)
Jeremiah 46:20 Egypt is a fair young cow; but a biting insect has come on her out of the north. (BBE)
Jeremiah 50:11 Because you are glad, because you are lifted up with pride, you wasters of my heritage, because you are playing like a young cow put out to grass, and you make a noise like strong horses; (BBE)
Ezekiel 4:15 Then he said to me, Behold, I have given you cow's dung for man's dung, and you shall prepare your bread thereon. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 4:16 For Israel is uncontrolled, like a cow which may not be controlled; now will the Lord give them food like a lamb in a wide place. (BBE)
Hosea 10:11 And Ephraim is a trained cow, taking pleasure in crushing the grain; but I have put a yoke on her fair neck; I will put a horseman on the back of Ephraim; Judah will be working the plough, Jacob will be turning up the earth. (BBE)
Amos 4:3 And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow at that which is before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the LORD. (KJV WBS)