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Fox. The jackal is probably meant in several passages where "fox" now occurs in Scripture. Both animals are cunning, voracious, and mischievous, Ezekiel 13:4; Luke 13:32, are fond of grapes. Song of Solomon 2:15. Both burrow in the ground or among ruins. Luke 9:58. The jackal hunts its prey in large packs. It follows after caravans and armies, and devours the bodies of the dead, and even digs them up from their graves. Psalms 63:10; Lamentations 5:18. See 2 Samuel 18:17. Samson used foxes or jackals, Judges 15:4-5, to destroy the grain of the Philistines by binding torches to the tails of the animals, and they ran round setting fire to fields of corn.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Fox'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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