the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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People's Dictionary of the Bible
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.