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Wild Beasts

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A designation of any wild animal in contrast to domesticated animals, translating different Hebrew words. Most often the Hebrew is chayyah indicating living creatures ( Genesis 1:24 ) including wild animals (Genesis 1:25 ). The same Hebrew form indicates humans as “living” beings (Genesis 2:7 ). The context shows the precise type creature meant. See Animals .


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Wild Beasts'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/w/wild-beasts.html. 1991.

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the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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