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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Fox

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FOX . (1) shû·âl , see Jackal. (2) alôpçx (Gr.), Matthew 8:20 , Luke 9:58; Luke 13:32 . In the NT there is no doubt that the common fox and not the jackal is intended. It is noted in Rabbinical literature and in Palestinian folklore for its cunning and treachery. It burrows in the ground ( Luke 9:58 ). The small Egyptian fox ( Vulpes nilotica ) is common in S. Palestine, while the Tawny fox ( V. flavescens ). a larger animal of lighter colour, occurs farther north.

E. W. G. Masterman.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Fox'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/f/fox.html. 1909.

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