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Frog
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Frog
Frog (צְפַרְדֵּעַ‎, tsephardea'; βάτραχος, batrachos). Amphibians associated in the Bible with uncleanness and judgment (Exod 8:2–14; Psa 78:45, 105:30; Rev 16:13).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Frog
Frog. Aquatic, tailless, smooth-skinned amphibian, mentioned in connection with the second plague in Egypt (Ex 8; Pss 78:45; 105:30; Rv 16:13).See Animals.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Frog
Frog [Heb ep̱ardē (a)ʿ; cf. Arab ḍafdaʿ (Ex. 8:2ff.; Ps. 78:45; 105:30); Gk. bátrachos (Rev. 16:13; cf. Wisd. 19:10)]. The references in the Psalms, as well as in Exodus, are to the plague of frogs. Rev. 16:13 refers to “three foul spirits like frogs,” indicating the uncleanness of the animal
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Frog
FROG Aquatic, tailless, smooth-skinned amphibian, mentioned in connection with the second plague in Egypt (Ex 8; Pss 78:45; 105:30; Rv 16:13). See Animals.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Frog
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
Frog
FrogA class of amphibians (generally of the family Ranidae) or watery creatures. Frogs (Heb. ṣĕp̱ardēaʿ; Gk. bátrachos) lack fins and scales and thus are unclean for food (Lev. 11:9–12); they may also qualify as “swarming creatures,” also unclean (Lev. 11:41).All OT appearances relate to the 10
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Frog
Frog (Heb. ep̱ardēa˓; 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
Frog
FROG The only reference to frogs in the Old Testament is in connection with the plagues that afflicted Egypt (Exod 8:1–15; Ps 78:45, 105:30). In Rev 16:13, three foul spirits are described as frogs.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Frog
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
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
Frog
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
FROG
FROG([צְפַרְדֵּעַ‎, tsephardea`]; compare Arabic dafda` (Ex 8:2 ff; Ps 78:45; 105:30); [βάτραχος, batrachos] (Rev 16:13)): The references in Psalms, as well as in Exodus, are to the plague of flogs. In Rev 16:13 we have, “And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth