The years like Great Black Oxen tread the world And God the herdsman goads them on behind.
A bullock that is dead is dead, but a herdsman watches that the other bullocks do not also die from the same thing.
Here, herdsman; take my clothes and put them on, and I will put on yours and drive the cows.
In dairy work the individual preferences of the cows are given attention and their whimsy catered to by the herdsman.
Another general term for a herdsman was Looker, whence Luker.
The herdsman's ditty hast thou heard, doubtless; he heedeth thy herds above on the hills there.
Ere this have I been wild with love for a herdsman on Phrygian hills.
Then I thought you would be a herdsman, but I found the cattle lowing to be milked while you roamed the forest with your dog.
I have it from a herdsman who came from the country beyond Tubac.
A herdsman, tending kine in a forest, lost a Bull-calf from the fold.
In Egypt herdsmen were probably of the lowest caste. Some of Joseph's brethren were made rulers over Pharaoh's cattle (Gen. 47:6, 17). The Israelites were known in Egypt as "keepers of cattle;" and when they left it they took their flocks and herds with them (Ex. 12:38). Both David and Saul came from "following the herd" to occupy the throne (1 Sam. 9; 11:5; Ps. 78:70). David's herd-masters were among his chief officers of state. The daughters also of wealthy chiefs were wont to tend the flocks of the family (Gen. 29:9; Ex. 2:16). The "chief of the herdsmen" was in the time of the monarchy an officer of high rank (1 Sam. 21:7; comp. 1 Chr. 27:29). The herdsmen lived in tents (Isa. 38:12; Jer. 6:3); and there were folds for the cattle (Num. 32:16), and watch-towers for the herdsmen, that he might therefrom observe any coming danger (Micah 4:8; Nah. 3:8).