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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Moth

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1: σής

(Strong's #4597 — Noun Neuter — ses — sace )

denotes "a clothes moth," Matthew 6:19,20; Luke 12:33 . In Job 4:19 "crushed before the moth" alludes apparently to the fact that woolen materials, riddled by the larvae of "moths," become so fragile that a touch demolishes them. In Job 27:18 "He buildeth his house as a moth" alludes to the frail covering which a larval "moth" constructs out of the material which it consumes. The rendering "spider" (marg.) seems an attempt to explain a difficulty.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Moth'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/m/moth.html. 1940.

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