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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Wolf

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Wolf. The Hebrew zeeb, "wolf," was so called from its tawny color. It is the common Canis lupus, still found in some parts of Palestine. Isaiah 11:6; Isaiah 65:25; Jeremiah 5:6; Habakkuk 1:8. It is of an unsated appetite; and often indiscriminately killing sheep and goats, apparently rather to satisfy its fierce nature than its hunger. Zephaniah 3:3; Matthew 7:15; John 10:12. Persecutors are compared to wolves. Matthew 10:16; Acts 20:29. The peaceful reign of the Messiah is spoken of under the metaphor of the wolf dwelling with the lamb. Isaiah 11:6; Isaiah 65:25.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Wolf'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/w/wolf.html. 1893.

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