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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: πάρδαλις
(Strong's #3917 — Noun Feminine — pardalis — par'-dal-is )

denotes "a leopard or a panther," an animal characterized by swiftness of movement and sudden spring, in Daniel 7:6 symbolic of the activities of Alexander the Great, and the formation of the Grecian kingdom, the third seen in the vision there recorded. In Revelation 13:2 the imperial power, described there also as a "beast," is seen to concentrate in himself the characteristics of those mentioned in Daniel 7 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Leopard'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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