FATTED FOWL (Hcb. ir-IF?;, bar boo-reent. ay-boo-seem'), are referred to among the daily provisions for Solomon's table (I Kings iv:23).
The meaning of bar-boo-rem' is uncertain. The earlier translators render it birds or fowls. others 'geese" (from the Heb. ba7o-rar', "to be pure." because of their white feathers). A special variety of fowl may be meant.
FEAR (fer) (Old Engl..h fer, feer, fere, Anglo Saxon fzer).
(1) In general a painfuJ emotion or passion excited by an expectation of evil or the apprehen sion of impending danger. It embraces anxiety, solicitude, alarm and dread.
(2) Religiously it implies profound respect, due regard or reverence for men of authority or worth. (Rom. xiii:7) "Render.. ..fear to whom fear." It includes further the object GI fear (Gen. xxxi:42). "Except ....the fear of Isaac hacl beev with mc;" also the worship cf God (Ps. xxxiv:11).
"I will teach you the fear of the Lord:" and also the law and word of God; (Ps. xix:9). "The fear of the Lord is clean," etc. Falai fear (Ps. cxi:io) is the "fear of the Lord which is the be ginning of wisdom." It hates and avoids what ever is sinful. (Jer. xxxii:4o; Gen. xxii:12; Ecc. xii:13; Nch. v:15; Hcb. v:7.) This fear of the Lord is a common expression in the O. T. (See Job xxviii:28; COMpare Acts ix:3 t.) It thus niers to awe and piety rather than the dread of God, and is consistent with the full assurance of faith and with love for God as our Father. (I John iv:18). "Perfect love casteth out fear." Slavish fear is a dread of danger and punishment. (Acts xxiv:25.) "Felix trembled." Selfish fear makes men cowards by causing them to lose spirit. (See I Kings x:5.) Compare Deut. xx:8; Judges vii:3.)