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Fierce
Ferocity
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fierce
Fierce [Heb. ḥārôn, o (1 S. 20:34; 2 Ch. 25:10; Isa. 7:4; Lam. 2:3), ʾaḵzār, ʿāz—‘strong,’ ‘insolent’ (Gen. 49:7; Ps. 59:3 [MT 4]; Isa. 19:4 hāḏaḏ (Hab. 1:8), zaʿam—‘curse’ (Lam. 2:6), qāšâ—‘be hard’ (2 S. 2:17; Isa. 27:8), šaḥal; Gk. anḗmeros ‘untamed’ (2 Tim. 3:3), barýs, chalepós
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Fierceness
FIERCENESS.—The word ‘fierce’ occurs twice in AV (Mt 8:28 of the two demoniacs [χαλεποί], Lk 23:5 of our Lord’s accusers [ἐπίσχυον RV ‘urgent’]). But the purpose of the present article is to examine in what sense and to what extent this attribute may be attributed to Christ. The popular conception