The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Leopard A hunting cat known for its spotted coat, its fierceness, and its swift attacks (Isa 11:6; Jer 13:23; Hab 1:8). It is also described in apocalyptic visions of supernatural beasts (Dan 7:6; Rev 13:2).
Panther (נמר‎, nmr; πάνθηρ, panthēr). This wildcat, commonly called panther or leopard, is the most widespread of all wildcats, many of which lived in the vicinity of Mount Hermon (Song 4:8; Hab 1:8; Jer 13:23; Dan 7:6; Rev 13:2; Jer 5:6; Hos 13:7; Isa 11:6; Hos 13:7). The leopard, yellow with black spots
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Leopard[Heb nāmēr (Cant. 4:8; Isa. 11:6; Jer. 5:6; etc.); Aram nemar (Dnl. 7:6); Akk. nemru; Arab namir; Gk. párdalis (Sir. 28:23; Rev. 13:2)]; NEB also HUNTING-LEOPARD (Hab. 1:8). A swift and ferocious member of the family Felidae, of which F. pardus is representative. The mature animal has a
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
leopard (Panthera pardus). Leopards were at home in mountainous terrain of biblical lands, especially Mount Hermon and Lebanon (Song of Sol. 4:8). As a predator, the leopard represented a great danger to shepherds and their flocks as well as to travelers (Jer. 5:6; Sir. 28:23). The prophet Isaiah indicates
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
LeopardA large spotted carnivore of the lion family. An adult leopard is ca. 1.5 m. (5 ft.) long, has a tail ca. 0.6–0.9 m. (2–3 ft.) long, and has a yellowish coat with dark spots (Jer. 13:23). It roamed widely in Africa, Palestine, and other parts of Asia and fed on antelope, ibex, deer, goat, sheep,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Leopard (Heb. nāmēr; Aram. nemar; Gk. párdalis). Felis pardus, a large member of the cat family (Felidae), yellow with black spots (actually broken rings; cf. Jer. 13:23) arranged in a pattern. Leopards are now nearly extinct in Palestine, but their common occurrence in biblical times is reflected
Catholic Bible Dictionary
LEOPARD A carnivorous cat, Felis pardus, found in Asia and Africa. It was not common in ancient Palestine but was known to inhabit the mountains of Lebanon (Song 4:8). The leopard appears in the Old Testament in figurative language to express stealth and ferocity (Jer 5:6; Hab 1:8). Jeremiah declared
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Leopard (Heb. nâmêr) is invariably given by the DAV as the translation of the Hebrew word, which occurs in the seven following passages: Song. 4:8; Isa. 11:6; Jer. 5:6; 13:23; Dan. 7:6; Hos. 13:7; Hab. 1:8. Leopard occurs also in Ecclus. 28:23 and in Rev. 13:2. From Song. 4:8 we learn that the hilly
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Leopard(Heb. namer, so called because spotted, Cant. 4:8), was that great spotted feline which anciently infested the mountains of Syria, more appropriately called a panther (Felis pardus). Its fierceness (Isa. 11:6), its watching for its prey (Jer. 5:6), its swiftness (Hab. 1:8), and the spots of its
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Leopardleopard (Panthera pardus), a large cat with characteristic spots. The leopard represents a great danger to shepherds and their flocks. It is at home in mountainous terrain, especially Mount Hermon and Lebanon (Song of Sol. 4:8). A few leopards are still to be found in Israel and Jordan. Hab.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LEOPARD<lep’-erd> 1. נָמֵר‎ [namer] (Song 4:8; Isaiah 11:6; Jeremiah 5:6; 13:23; Hosea 13:7; Habakkuk 1:8); compare Arabic nimr, “leopard.”2. Chaldaic נְמַר‎ [nemar] (Daniel 7:6).3. [πάρδαλις, pardalis] (Revelation 13:2; Ecclesiasticus 28:23); compare נִמְרִים‎ [nimrim] Nimrim
Compton’s Encyclopedia
leopardThis spotted animal of the cat family lives in Africa, Asia Minor, Central Asia, and the Far East. It is a large cat, closely related to the lion and tiger. Leopards vary greatly in size and markings. They weigh, on average, from 60 to 200 pounds (27 to 90 kilograms) and are about 84 inches (213
cheetahThe cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is one of the world’s most recognizable cats, known especially for its speed. Cheetahs’ sprints have been measured at a maximum of 71 miles (114 kilometers) per hour, and they routinely reach velocities of 50–60 miles (80–100 kilometers) per hour while chasing prey.