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Insect
Insects
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Insect
Insect. Small invertebrates generally characterized by a segmented body (head, thorax, abdomen) and three pairs of legs.See Animals (Ant; Bee; Cricket; Flea; Fly; Gnat; Grasshopper; Locust; Moth; Wasp).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Insects
Insects[Heb šereṣ hāʿôp̱] (Lev. 11:20f, 23; Dt. 14:19); AV FOWLS THAT CREEP, CREEPING THING THAT FLIETH, FLYING CREEPING THINGS; NEB TEEMING WINGED CREATURES. The prescription in Dt. 14:19 prohibited for food “all winged insects” as unclean, but the more detailed regulations of Lev. 11:20f made
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Insect
INSECT Small invertebrates generally characterized by a segmented body (head, thorax, abdomen) and three pairs of legs. See Animals (Ant; Bee; Cricket; Flea; Fly; Gnat; Grasshopper; Locust; Moth; Wasp).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Insects
InsectsTechnically, creatures whose bodies are divided into three segments and which have three pairs of legs. Entomologists estimate that tens of thousands of different species inhabit Israel. Two Hebrew terms appear to refer to insects in a generic sense. Heb. remek is translated “creeping things”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Insects
Insects (Heb. šereṣ hā˓ôp̱ “winged insects”).† The biblical acounts designate as insects only small, winged invertebrates which hop or swarm, either on land or in the air (cf. KJV “fowls that creep,” “flying creeping things”).According to Deut. 14:19, all winged insects were proscribed as
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
INSECTS
INSECTS<in’-sekts>: In English Versions of the Bible, including the marginal notes, we find at least 23 names of insects or words referring to them: ant, bald locust, bee, beetle, cankerworm, caterpillar, creeping thing, cricket, crimson, flea, fly, gnat, grasshopper, honey, hornet, locust, louse, (lice),
Compton’s Encyclopedia
insect
insectThe world’s most abundant creatures are the insects, whose known species outnumber all the other animals and the plants combined. Insects have been so successful in their fight for life that they are sometimes described as the human race’s closest rivals for domination of the Earth. Entomologists,
whitefly
whiteflyWhiteflies (Aleyrodidae) on leaf.Anthony Bannister—NHPA/EB Inc.The whitefly is any aphidlike, sap-sucking member of insect family Aleyrodidae of order Homoptera; adults have four wings and are 0.08 to 0.12 in. (2 to 3 mm) long and covered with white opaque powder; nymphs are flat, oval,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Insects
INSECTS Air-breathing arthropods which make up the class Hexapoda. Representatives are found on land and in water. They have three distinct body parts (head, thorax, and abdomen) as well as three pair of legs, one pair of antennae, and usually one or two pairs of wings. Fossil studies have shown that
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Insects
InsectsInsects are small invertebrates with three pairs of legs. Most orders also have wings (ptera). Insects develop from eggs into grubs and pupas (or pupae) before becoming adults. They are the most numerous of all species. Mites, spiders, and scorpions, all of which have four pairs of legs, are
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Insects
INSECTS, inʹsckts: In EV, including the marginal notes, we find at least 23 names of insects or words referring to them: ant, bald locust, bee, beetle, cankerworm, caterpillar, creeping thing, cricket, crimson, flea, fly, gnat, grasshopper, honey, hornet, locust, louse, (lice), moth, palmer-worm, sandfly,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
INSECTS OF THE BIBLE
INSECTS OF THE BIBLE. In the Bible, there are many citations of insects and insect-derived products, some with exact descriptions of behavior and ecology; others not allowing unambiguous identification.A. Insect References in the BibleB. Importance of Insects to Humans According to the BibleC. Modern