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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Fish
Fish (דָּג‎, dag, דָּגָה‎, dagah, דָּאג‎, dag; ἰχθύς, ichthys; ἰχθύδιον, ichthydion; ὀψάριον, opsarion). Provides an overview of fish in the Bible.
Sea Monster
Sea Monster (תַּנִּין‎, tannin). A monster of the deep sea or a serpent, often subdued by Yahweh. The Hebrew word tannin is a common noun that can be used for any sort of snakelike creature, but two thirds of the occurrences reflect some sort of great sea creature or sea monster. Those usages frequently
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sea Monster
Sea Monster. kjv rendering of jackal in Lamentations 4:3.See Animals (Dragon; Jackal).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fish
Fish [Heb. dāg̱, dāg̱â, dāg̱; Gk. ichthýs, ichthýdion, opsárion, prosphágion].Fishes abound in the inland waters of Palestine as well as in the Mediterranean. They are often mentioned or indirectly referred to both in the OT and in the NT, but it is remarkable that no particular kind is distinguished
Monster;Sea Monster
Monster; Sea Monster[Heb tannîn] (Gen. 1:21; Job. 7:12; Ps. 148:7; Jer. 51:34); AV WHALE, DRAGON; NEB also SEA-SERPENT, WATER-SPOUT, DRAGON. See Dragon.
Sea Monster
Sea Monster [Heb. tannîn, pl tannînîm; LXX kḗtos, drákōn] (Gen. 1:21; Job 7:12; Ps. 148:7); AV WHALE, DRAGON; NEB also MONSTER OF THE DEEP, “water-spout.” In a number of texts the RSV translates tannîn by “serpent” (see Serpent; in the DSS tnyn occurs with this meaning, e.g., 1QH 5:10, 27; CD 8:9f.;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Sea Monster
SEA MONSTER* kjv rendering of “jackal” in Lamentations 4:3. See Animals (Dragon, Jackal).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Fish
fish. The Bible takes fish and fishing for granted and makes no distinction between fresh- and saltwater fish, both of which were readily available. The major saltwater fish sources were the long coast of the Mediterranean Sea (Ezek. 47:10) and the waters of the Gulf of Aqabah. The primary source of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Fish
FishThe Bible does not identify a single species of fish. Generic terms like Heb. dāg̱ and dāg̱â refer to any water-dwelling creature. Similarly, the Greek terms (ichthýs, the most common; opsárion, used only in John’s Gospel; prosphágion, only in John 21:5) are all general terms. This would suggest
Sea Monster
Sea MonsterA large sea creature, real or mythological (also “dragon”/“serpent”). Significant are passages where Heb. tannɩ̂n is parallel or paired with terms like “Leviathan” (lwytn; cf. the Canaanite god Lotan; Ps. 74:13; Isa. 27:1) and/or where the context is “the sea/deep.” Such texts are comparative
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Fish
Fish (Heb. dāg̱, dāg̱â; Gk. ichthýs). In biblical usage, all aquatic animals; no attempt is made to distinguish species other than the designation of those which have scales and fins as clean and those without as unclean (Lev. 11:9–12; Deut. 14:9–10). In the first creation account fish apparently
Sea Monster
Sea Monster (Heb. tannîn, pl. tannînîm). In Hebrew usage, large sea creatures, whether real or mythological (Job 7:12; pl. Gen. 1:21; Ps. 148:7). Yahweh’s taming of the sea (generally regarded by the Israelites as a strange and dangerous place) and its great creatures became a theme in Israel’s
Whale
Whale (Gk. kḗtos). An aquatic mammal of the order Cetacea, at Matt. 12:40 identified as the “great fish” (so Jonah 1:17) that swallowed and transported the prophet Jonah. The KJV reads “whale” at Job 7:12 (RSV “sea monster”); Ezek. 32:2 (RSV “dragon”).
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Tannin
TANNIN תניןI. Tannin occurs in the OT in reference to a sea monster subdued or slain by →Yahweh (whether as a proper name or as a common noun meaning “sea monster” or “dragon” is unclear). The term is found also in the sense of “serpent” and (arguably) “crocodile”; further, it appears five times in
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Fish
FISH Fish were commonly available in the waters of the Mediterranean, the Jordan, and the Sea of Galilee, but the Old Testament makes little mention of fishing and fish. It is clear that the skill of fishing was known (Isa 19:8; Amos 4:2; Job 41:1; Hab 1:15), and there were fish markets after the exile
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
fish
fish (Gk. ἰχθύς).In Christian art and literature the fish is a symbol of Christ, also sometimes of the newly baptized and of the Eucharist. It came into use in the 2nd cent., but neither its origin nor its meaning have so far been completely elucidated. It occurs in *Tertullian’s ‘De Baptismo’, where
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Fish
Fish. The Hebrews recognized fish as one of the great divisions of the animal kingdom, and as such gave them a place in the account of the creation, Gen. 1:21, 28, as well as in other passages where an exhaustive description of living creatures is intended. Gen. 9:2; Ex. 20:4; Deut. 4:18; 1 Kings 4:33.
Whale
Whale. As to the signification of the Hebrew terms tan and tannƒn, variously rendered in the Authorized Version by “dragon,” “whale,” “serpent,” “sea-monster,” see Dragon. It remains for us in this article to consider the transaction recorded in the book of Jonah, of that prophet having been swallowed