Hebrew Picture Dictionary

Camel (גמל gamal, Strong's #1581): The English word camel is from the Greek word kamelos which in turn is from the Hebrew word gamal. The camel was a common animal in the herds of the Nomads of both the Ancient and Modern times. A nomads wealth was measured by the size of his herds of livestock including camels (see Genesis 30:43). Camels were a choice beast of burden because of their ability to carry large loads and being able to travel long distances without water.