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Cock
Greyhound • Hen • Rooster
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Greyhound
Greyhound. kjv mistranslation in Proverbs 30:31 (rsv strutting cock).See Birds (Fowl, Domestic).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cock
Cock [Gk. aléktōr] (Mt. 26:34, 74f par); STRUTTING COCK [Heb. zarzîr moṯnayim; Gk. aléktōr emperipat̄́on] (Prov. 30:31); AV GREYHOUND. The Hebrew of Prov. 30:31 may be read “girt in the loins,”a possible reference to the greyhound or horse. Or zarzîr could be related to the Arab zarzūr, “starling”;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Greyhound
GREYHOUND* kjv mistranslation in Proverbs 30:31 (nlt “strutting rooster”). See Birds (Fowl, Domestic).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cock
cock, a rooster (cf. Prov. 30:31). All biblical references are to a cock crowing, a typical signal of daybreak (Mark 13:35; cf. 3 Macc. 5:23). Jesus says that Peter will deny him three times before the cock crows (or crows twice), a prediction that is then fulfilled after Jesus is arrested (Matt. 26:34,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cock
Cock. Matt. 26:34; Mark 13:35; 14:30, etc. The domestic cock and hen were early known to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and as no mention is made in the Old Testament of these birds, and no figures of them occur on the Egyptian monuments, they probably came into Judea with the Romans, who, as is well
Greyhound
Greyhound, the translation in the text of the Authorized Version, Prov. 30:31, of the Hebrew word zarzir mothnayin, i.e., “one girt about the loins.” Various are the opinions as to what animal “comely in going” is here intended. Some think “a leopard,” others “an eagle,” or “a man girt with armor,” or
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Cock, the
COCK, THE. On tombs this is a Christian symbol of the resurrection, the herald of life after the night of death. It is also a symbol of vigilance. For the bird, see Animal Kingdom.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Greyhound
Greyhound(Prov. 30:31), the rendering of the Hebrew zarzir mothnayim, meaning literally “girded as to the lions.” Some (Gesen.; R.V. marg.) render it “war-horse.” The LXX. and Vulgate versions render it “cock.” It has been by some interpreters rendered also “stag” and “warrior,” as being girded about
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Cock
Cockcock, fowl whose crowing highlights the story of Peter’s denial of Jesus in all four Gospels (Matt. 26:34, 74–75; Mark 14:30, 72; Luke 22:34, 60–61; John 13:38; 18:27). Prov. 30:31 so translates a word of uncertain meaning. See also Fowl.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Rooster
ROOSTER — the adult male of the common domestic fowl. All four gospels tell how Jesus predicted Peter’s denial: “Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows [or crows twice, Mark 14:30], you will deny Me three times” (Matt. 26:34; also Luke 22:34; John 13:38).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COCK
COCK<kok> ([ἀλέκτωρ, alektor]; Latin gallus): There is no reference in the Old Testament to domesticated poultry, which was probably first introduced into Judea after the Roman conquest. See CHICKEN. The cock is several times mentioned in the New Testament and always with reference to its habit
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Cock
Cock, Cock-crowʹing. In the New Testament, the “cock” is mentioned in reference to Peter’s denial of our Lord, and is alluded to in the word “cock-crowing” (Matt. 26:34; Mark 14:30). As in the Old Testament no allusion is made to the “cock,” it has been conjectured that the bird was introduced into Judæa
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cock
COCK Strutting, crowing bird (rooster), Zarzir motnayim (Prov. 30:31). The crowing of the cock is probably the most well-known bird sound in the Bible. All of the NT references to the cock (except the mention of “cockcrow” in Mark 13:35) relate to Peter’s denial of Christ. Jesus warned Peter that before
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