בּוֹקֵר Strong’s #951 boqer

Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was a herdsman, and a dresser of sycomore-trees.

Amos 7:14


Have you ever heard the word “buckaroo?” This was a term from the old west meaning “cowboy,” coming from the Spanish word “vaquero.” This Spanish word has a relationship with a Hebrew word with the same meaning. The Hebrew word “boqer” (sometimes pronounced as voqer) means “herdman” or one who works cattle and is derived from the word baqar (Strongs #1241) meaning cattle.