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Amphibians associated in the Bible with uncleanness and judgment (Exod 8:2–14; Psa 78:45, 105:30; Rev 16:13).
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frog. Although frogs were common in the lands of the Bible, they are only mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in one particular context: as a plague upon the Egyptians. God sent hoards of frogs out of the water and into their homes, even into Pharaoh’s bedroom (Exod. 8:1–15; alluded to in Pss. 78:45; 105:30).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Frog (Heb. ṣep̱ardēa˓; Gk. bátrachos). A tailless amphibian of the order Salientia, and primarily of the family Ranidae, having long hind legs adapted for propulsion through water and leaping on land. The most common frog in North Africa, Syria, and Asia Minor is Rana ridibunda, an edible frog
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Frog, a well-known amphibious animal of the genus Rana. The mention of this reptile in the Old Testament is confined to the passage in Ex. 8:2–7, etc., in which the plague of frogs is described, and to Ps. 78:45; 105:30. In the New Testament the word occurs once only, in Rev. 16:13. There is no question
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Frog—(Heb. tsephardeʾa, meaning a “marsh-leaper”). This reptile is mentioned in the Old Testament only in connection with one of the plagues which fell on the land of Egypt (Ex. 8:2–14; Ps. 78:45; 105:30).In the New Testament this word occurs only in Rev. 16:13, where it is referred to as a symbol of
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Frogfrog, a tailless amphibian especially of the family Ranidae, common in Egypt and Palestine. As a second plague on the Egyptians, God threatened to send hoards of frogs out of the water and into their homes, even into Pharaoh’s bedroom (Exod. 8:1–15; alluded to in Pss. 78:45; 105:30). When the frogs
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia