The Roe, or Gazelle
the roes upon the mountains." In 2d Samuel, 2 : 18, it is said, "And Asahel was as
light of foot as a wild roe;" and in the Song of Solomon, "The voice of my beloved !
behold he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills: my beloved is
like a roe or a young hart."
The gazelle is often pursued in the chase; so Solomon says, "Deliver thyself as a roe
from the hand of the hunter." They go in very large companies, sometimes as many as
two or three thousand; and they are still found in great numbers on the hills of Judea,
the land where our Savior lived and died.
"The wild gazelle o'er Judah's hills
'Exulting, still may bound,
"And drink from all the living rills
"That gush on holy ground."