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(sscawr' pi ahn) Small invertebrate animal (buthus ) known for the venom and sting in its narrow segmented tail. In the wilderness God protected Israel from scorpions (Deuteronomy 8:15 ) and could protect His prophet from them (Ezekiel 2:6 ). Scorpions gave their names to an insidious instrument of punishment with lashes and spikes. Rehoboam chose to use these to enforce his harsh policies (1Kings 12:11,1 Kings 12:14 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Scorpion'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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