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#9a Fun facts about sheep

  • Sheep are totally defenseless. They require protection from every predator.
  • A sheep can’t get up without help if they fall on their back. If left on its back too long, it will eventually die.
  • A lamb identifies her mother by her bleat.  Sheep can also recognize the voice of their shepherd and it comforts them.
  • Still waters are very important for sheep. If they step into a rushing stream, their wool will become to heavy and they will be carried away in the current. They cannot save themselves.
  • Sheep can easily wander away from the flock. They nibble, nibble with their heads down and never look where they are going until they slowly have lost their way.
  • In a fenced area where the sheep sleep, the shepherd lies down in the opening and acts as the door. In this way he prevents thieves or predators from entering and stealing or assaulting the sheep.

Sheep and shepherds are mentioned 247 times in the Bible.


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