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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Flea

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David at the cave of Adullam thus addressed his persecutor Saul (1 Samuel 24:14 ): "After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea?" He thus speaks of himself as the poor, contemptible object of the monarch's pursuit, a "worthy object truly for an expedition of the king of Israel with his picked troops!" This insect is in Eastern language the popular emblem of insignificance. In 1 Samuel 26:20 the LXX. read "come out to seek my life" instead of "to seek a flea."


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Flea'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/f/flea.html. 1897.

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