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Claw
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Claws
Claws [Aram ep̱ar]. The term occurs only in Dnl. 7:19, there being no equivalent in the text of Dnl. 4:33. The Hebrew term parsâ is rendered “claw” by the AV but “hoof” by the RSV (Dt. 14:6; Zech. 11:16).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Claw
CLAW (lit., “hoof”). The mark of a “clean” animal was: “Every animal that parts the hoof and has the hoof cloven in two, and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat” (Deut 14:6, RSV). The KJV describes the worthless shepherd as tearing off even the “claws” of the sheep, while the RSV uses the term
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Claw
CLAW. The sharp hooked end of the foot of a bird (Dan. 4:33). The KJV uses “claw” where the NASB and NIV render “hoofs” (Zech. 11:16) or are silent (KJV, “cleft into two claws,” versus NASB, “hoof split in two”; both Deut. 14:6). See Hoof; Nail, no. 4.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Claw
CLAW — the sharp, curved nail on the toe of a bird or animal. The word is found only once in the NKJV—a reference to Nebuchadnezzar, whose “nails [had grown] like birds’ claws” (Dan. 4:33).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CLAW
CLAW<klo> (פַּרַסָה‎ [parcah], literally, “hoof”): One of the marks of a “clean” animal is stated thus: “Every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, ye shall eat” (Deuteronomy 14:6 the King James Version; the Revised Version (British and American) “hath the hoof
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Claw
Claw means the foot of an animal armed with claws; a hand. To claw is to lay one’s hands upon things. It also means to tickle with the hand; hence to please or flatter, puff or praise. (Anglo-Saxon, clawu, a claw, with the verb clawian, to claw.)Claw me and I will claw thee, means, “praise me, and I
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Claw
CLAW, klô (פַּרְסָה‎, parṣāh, lit. “hoof”): One of the marks of a “clean” animal is stated thus: “Every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, ye shall eat” (Dt 14:6 AV; RV “hath the hoof cloven in two”). See Chew; Cud. AV uses the word “claws” where RV supplies “hoofs”
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