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Jackal
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jackal
Jackal (תַּן‎, tan). A wild, nocturnal, desert-dwelling creature in the dog family. Often symbolic of desolation (e.g., Isa 13:22; Jer 9:11; 10:22; Mic 1:8; Mal 1:3; Psa 44:19; Job 30:29; Lam 4:3).
Fox
Fox (שׁוּעָל‎, shu'al; ἀλώπηξ, alōpēx). In the Old Testament, this term can refer both to the fox (genus vulpes) and the jackal (genus canis; see Judg 15:4; Song 2:15; Lam 5:18; Ezek 13:4). The two animals closely resemble each other. In the New Testament, Jesus negatively refers to Herod as a fox (Luke
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jackal
Jackal. Wolflike mammal known for its distinctive wail (Mi 1:8).See Animals.
Fox
Fox. Small, wild, carnivorous, doglike mammal, several species of which existed in Palestine in the biblical period.See Animals.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jackal
Jackal[Heb tannîm (cf. Arab tînân—‘wolf,’tinnîn—‘sea monster’)]; AV DRAGONS; NEB also WOLF, SEA SERPENT; [tannîn] (Lam. 4:3); AV “sea monsters”; NEB “whales”; [šûʿāl] (Ps. 63:10 [MT 11]; Lam. 5:18); AV FOX. In Mal. 1:3 the NEB follows the LXX dómata (“dwellings”), and the RSV follows the MT.
Fox
Fox [Heb šûʿāl; cf. Arab. thaʿlab (Jgs. 15:4; Neh. 4:3; Cant. 2:15; Ezk. 13:4); Gk. aló̄pēx (Mt. 8:20; Lk. 9:58; 13:32)]; NEB also JACKAL. In Ps. 63:10 (MT 11) and Lam. 5:18 the RSV and NEB read “jackal” for Heb šûʿāl (AV “fox”); it is probable that “jackals” should also be used in Jgs. 15:4,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jackal
JACKAL Wolflike mammal known for its distinctive wail (Mi 1:8). See Animals.
Fox
FOX Small, wild, carnivorous, doglike mammal, several species of which existed in Palestine in the biblical period. See Animals.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jackal
jackal (Canis aureus; Heb. tan), a member of the dog family similar in appearance to the wolf, though considerably smaller in size, with a relatively short tail and small ears. A nocturnal carrion eater, the jackal also devours fruit and crops and kills chickens and other small animals. Its distribution
Fox
fox. Three species of fox live in the Near East: the European fox (Vulpes vulpes) dwells in temperate zones, and the desert fox (Vulpes rüppeli) and the fenek (Fennecus zerda) are desert-adapted species; any one or all three may have been there in biblical times as well. Samson tied torches to the tails
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jackal
JackalA member of the dog family common to southwest Asia and North Africa. The oriental or golden jackal (Canus aureus) resembles a large fox in shape and manner, with sharp face, short ears, and a bushy tail. Its fur is dirty yellow in color, mottled with reds, browns, whites, and grays. Unlike the
Fox
FoxA carnivorous member of the dog family (Canidae), genus Vulpes. Heb. šûʿāl designates both the fox and the jackal (Ps. 63:10 [MT 11]; Lam. 5:18). The red fox and its desert cousin, the fennec, are small, solitary, nocturnal, and intelligent creatures. Emerging from its den to hunt at night, the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jackal
Jackal (Heb. tannîm [masc.], tannôṯ [fem.], tannîn, šû˓āl).† A doglike, nocturnal, carnivorous mammal (Canis aureus) found throughout the eastern Mediterranean. In size and features, the jackal bears similarities to both the wolf and the fox. It is a strongly built animal with a moderately
Fox
Fox (Heb. šû˓āl; Gk. alṓpēx). A carnivorous mammal of the genus Vulpes, family Canidae, of which several species are found in modern Palestine. Most common is the Palestinian fox (Vulpes palaestina), particularly prevalent in the midsection of the country; the largest species is Vulpes flavescens,
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Jackals
JACKALS אייםI. The noun ʾiyyîm, the plural of I אִי*, is attested in Isa 13:22; 34:14 (1QIsaa ʾyyʾmym [?]) and Jer 50:39. It is generally derived either from Eg jw or jwjw ‘dog’ (cf. Arab. ibn ʾāwā ‘jackal’) or from III אִי‎* (< אִיִּי*) ‘(ghostly) islander, beach demon, goblin’ (HALAT 37; Ges.18
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jackal
JACKAL A scavenging and omnivorous animal found throughout Palestine. In Scripture, the jackal is typically associated with desolate or forgotten regions and cities (Ps 44:19; Isa 13:22, 34:13; Jer 9:11, 10:22, 49:33, 51:37; Lam 5:18; Mal 1:3).
Fox
FOX The Hebrew word for fox was probably used to denote both the fox and the jackal. The fox was said to ravage vineyards and crops (Song 2:15; Ezek 13:4; Lam 5:18). Samson captured three hundred foxes, tied torches to their tails, and set them loose in the fields of the Philistines (Judg 15:4–5). Tobiah
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Fox
Fox (Heb. shû˒âl). Probably the jackal is the animal signified in almost all the passages in the Old Testament where the Hebrew term occurs. Though both foxes and jackals abound in Palestine, the shû˒âlim (foxes) of Judges 15:4 are evidently jackals and not foxes, for the former animal is gregarious,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fox
Fox(Heb. shual, a name derived from its digging or burrowing under ground), the Vulpes thaleb, or Syrian fox, the only species of this animal indigenous to Palestine. It burrows, is silent and solitary in its habits, is destructive to vineyards, being a plunderer of ripe grapes (Cant. 2:15). The Vulpes