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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Wolf

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The well-known animal, described in scripture as 'ravening,' and seeking its prey in the evening. They are very destructive among the sheep, worrying and destroying more than they can eat. This makes the wolf a fit emblem of the wicked, who molest the sheep and lambs of God's flock, and even creep in among them. How great will be the change in the millennium is denoted, among other things, by the wolf and the lamb dwelling together. Genesis 49:27 ; Isaiah 11:6 ; Isaiah 65:25 ; Jeremiah 5:6 ; Ezekiel 22:27 ; Habakkuk 1:8 ; Zephaniah 3:3 ; Matthew 7:15 ; Matthew 10:16 ; Luke 10:3 ; John 10:12 ; Acts 20:29 . The Hebrew is zeeb, Arabic dhib, the common Canis lupus.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Wolf '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/w/wolf.html. 1897.

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