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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ant
Ant (נְמָלָה‎, nemalah). This word occurs twice in the Bible (Prov 6:6; 30:25) where the insect is made an example of both wisdom and providence.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ant
Ant. Insect used as an example of industriousness for storing up food in the summer (Prv 6:6; Prv 30:25).See Animals.
Insect
Insect. Small invertebrates generally characterized by a segmented body (head, thorax, abdomen) and three pairs of legs.See Animals (Ant; Bee; Cricket; Flea; Fly; Gnat; Grasshopper; Locust; Moth; Wasp).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ant
Ant [Heb. nemālâ<Arabic; Gk. mýrmēx]. The word occurs only twice in the Bible, in the familiar passages in Proverbs (6:6; 30:25), in both of which this insect is made an example of the wisdom of providing in the summer for the wants of the winter. Not all ants store up seeds for winter use; but
Insects
Insects[Heb šereṣ hāʿôp̱] (Lev. 11:20f, 23; Dt. 14:19); AV FOWLS THAT CREEP, CREEPING THING THAT FLIETH, FLYING CREEPING THINGS; NEB TEEMING WINGED CREATURES. The prescription in Dt. 14:19 prohibited for food “all winged insects” as unclean, but the more detailed regulations of Lev. 11:20f made
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ant
ANT Insect used as an example of industriousness for storing up food in the summer (Prv 6:6; 30:25). See Animals.
Insect
INSECT Small invertebrates generally characterized by a segmented body (head, thorax, abdomen) and three pairs of legs. See Animals (Ant; Bee; Cricket; Flea; Fly; Gnat; Grasshopper; Locust; Moth; Wasp).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ant
ant, an insect appearing in the Bible as a homiletic model of wisdom and industry (Prov. 6:6; 30:25).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ant
AntMost likely the ants (Heb. nĕmālâ) mentioned in Prov. 6:6–8; 30:25 are harvester ants (Messor Semirufus, the most frequent species in Israel today. Storing food during the harvest for use during the wintertime, the ant embodied two great virtues, diligence and wisdom. Actually, the ants either
Insects
InsectsTechnically, creatures whose bodies are divided into three segments and which have three pairs of legs. Entomologists estimate that tens of thousands of different species inhabit Israel. Two Hebrew terms appear to refer to insects in a generic sense. Heb. remek is translated “creeping things”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ant
Ant (Heb. nemālâ). Several species of ants occur in Palestine and can be found even in the most arid, rocky terrain and in the sandy valleys. Those mentioned in the Bible (Prov. 6:8; 30:25) are most likely harvester ants (Messor Semirufus), which live in underground nests; three classes are evident:
Insects
Insects (Heb. šereṣ hā˓ôp̱ “winged insects”).† The biblical acounts designate as insects only small, winged invertebrates which hop or swarm, either on land or in the air (cf. KJV “fowls that creep,” “flying creeping things”).According to Deut. 14:19, all winged insects were proscribed as
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ant
Ant (Heb. nemâlâh). This insect is mentioned twice in the Old Testament: in Prov. 6:6; 30:25. In the former of these passages the diligence of this insect is instanced by the wise man as an example worthy of imitation; in the second passage the ant’s wisdom is especially alluded to; for these insects,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ant
Ant(Heb. nemalah, from a word meaning to creep, cut off, destroy), referred to in Prov. 6:6; 30:25, as distinguished for its prudent habits. Many ants in Palestine feed on animal substances, but others draw their nourishment partly or exclusively from vegetables. To the latter class belongs the ant
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ant
Antant, a small insect. The ant appears in the ot as a homiletic model of wisdom and industry (Prov. 6:6; 30:25).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ANT
ANT( נַמָלָה‎ [nemalah] = Arabic [namalah]): The word occurs only twice in the Bible, in the familiar passages in Proverbs (6:6; 30:25) in both of which this insect is made an example of the wisdom of providing in the summer for the wants of the winter. Not all ants store up seeds for winter use,
INSECTS
INSECTS<in’-sekts>: In English Versions of the Bible, including the marginal notes, we find at least 23 names of insects or words referring to them: ant, bald locust, bee, beetle, cankerworm, caterpillar, creeping thing, cricket, crimson, flea, fly, gnat, grasshopper, honey, hornet, locust, louse, (lice),
Compton’s Encyclopedia
ant
antMankind is not alone in living in organized communities, working cooperatively and efficiently, creating a clear division of labor, waging war, and occasionally capturing slaves. The most common of the social insects, the ant, also exhibits these behaviors. Ants do not have the power of reason, however,
insect
insectThe world’s most abundant creatures are the insects, whose known species outnumber all the other animals and the plants combined. Insects have been so successful in their fight for life that they are sometimes described as the human race’s closest rivals for domination of the Earth. Entomologists,
whitefly
whiteflyWhiteflies (Aleyrodidae) on leaf.Anthony Bannister—NHPA/EB Inc.The whitefly is any aphidlike, sap-sucking member of insect family Aleyrodidae of order Homoptera; adults have four wings and are 0.08 to 0.12 in. (2 to 3 mm) long and covered with white opaque powder; nymphs are flat, oval,