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A poisonous secretion from an animal such as a snake, spider, or scorpion that is released into its victim by a bite or sting. Venom is a translation of rosh ( Deuteronomy 32:33 ; Job 20:16 ). The same Hebrew term is used for a dangerous, poisonous plant (Deuteronomy 29:18 ; Hosea 10:4 among others). See Poison .

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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 'Venom'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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