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Male Child
A child born to the woman who was chased by the dragon. He was meant to rule all the nations.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beast
Beast. Animal in both the OT and NT, having in some cases a figurative significance. The word has a variety of meanings in the OT. Some of the diversity is due to inconsistent translations of several Hebrew words which can signify “living creature” as well as “beast,” but which have sometimes been translated
Dragon
Dragon. Term indicating a number of monstrous land or sea creatures.See Animals.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beast
Beast [Heb. behēmâ, ḥayyâ nep̱eš (Lev. 24:18), be‘îr (Gen. 45:17; Ex. 22:5), neḇēlâ (Lev. 7:24), ḥay (Gen. 8:1), benê šāḥaṣ (“proud beasts,” Job 28:8), part of mûṯ (“dead beast,” Ex. 21:34f), genēḇâ (“stolen beast,” Ex. 22:4), merî’ (“fed beast,” Isa. 1:11), ṭeḇaḥ
Dragon
Dragon [Heb. tannîn (Ps. 74:13; Isa. 27:1; 51:9), tan, pl tannîm (Ezk. 29:3; 32:2); Gk. drákōn (Rev. 12:3ff; 13:2, 4, 11; 16:13; 20:2)]; AV also WHALE (Ezk. 32:2); NEB also SEA-SERPENT (Ps. 74:13), MONSTER.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beast
BEAST Animal in both the OT and NT, having in some cases a figurative significance. The word has a variety of meanings in the OT. Some of the diversity is due to inconsistent translations of several Hebrew words that can signify “living creature” as well as “beast,” but which have sometimes been translated
Dragon
DRAGON Term indicating a number of monstrous land or sea creatures. See Animals.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Beasts
beasts, a general term for animals (Gen. 1:24) or, more often, dangerous animals (Rev. 6:8). It is also employed pejoratively for human beings (Titus 1:12). In apocalyptic literature, fantastic beasts are often described in mythical language. Dan. 7 uses four such beasts to symbolize four kingdoms, and
Dragon
dragon, a reptilian monster well known in the mythology and iconography of the ancient Near East. In the Babylonian creation myth, Enuma Elish, the dragon Tiamat is slain by the god Marduk and her supporters are taken captive. In a Hattic myth, the dragon Illuyankas defeats the storm god but later is
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beast (Symbolic)
BEAST (SYMBOLIC). This expression is frequently used in Scripture in a figurative or symbolic sense. It may symbolize especially tyrannical monarchies. The four beasts in Dan 7:3, 17, 23 represent four kingdoms (Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome). The fourth beast (Dan 7:7–8, 19–26) is said to have
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Beast
BEAST. Although found widely in most modern evv, including rsv, the word ‘beast’ is now largely obsolete as a precise term. Coming from Old French, it was in general use when the Bible was first translated into English: ‘animal’, which has now replaced it, is from Latin and first appeared early 16th
Beast (Apocalypse)
BEAST (APOCALYPSE). 1. The ‘beast that ascends from the bottomless pit’ (Rev. 11:7) is the apocalyptic symbol of the last anti-Christian power (Rev. 13:1ff.; 17:3ff.; 19:19f.), portrayed as a composite picture of the 4 beasts of Dn. 7:3ff. His 10 horns are borrowed from Daniel’s fourth beast; his 7 heads
Dragon
DRAGON. In the OT two Heb. words are so translated by the av.1. tan, ‘jackal’ (so rsv). It always occurs in the plural, usually masculine (tannîm: Jb. 30:29; Ps. 44:19; Is. 13:22; 34:13; 35:7; 43:20; Je. 9:11; 10:22; 14:6; 49:33; 51:37; Ezk. 29:3; Mi. 1:8), but once in the feminine (tannôṯ: Mal.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beast
BeastUnspecified creatures from the animal kingdom. Heb. ḥayyâ (cf. Aram. ḥêwâ) and bĕhēmâ most often refer to mammals and are often used as collective terms for an assortment of animals. Heb. ḥayyâ frequently refers to wild animals, while bĕhēmâ is more commonly applied to domesticated
Dragon
DragonA mythical reptilian creature common in the mythology and iconography of the ancient Near East. It is now thought to be related to the chaos creature of Canaanite mythology (to whom also are linked such terms as “Behemoth,” Job 40:15; “Leviathan,” Job 41:1; “Rahab,” Ps. 89:10 [MT 11]; and “serpent,”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beast
Beast. A term used to distinguish any animal from human beings (Heb. behēmâ, e.g., Gen. 6:7; Eccl. 3:18–21). The Old Testament distinguishes between clean and unclean animals (Lev. 11:1–8); the Israelites were permitted to eat only the former. Furthermore, the Israelites divided the animals into
Dragon
Dragon (Heb. tannîn; Gk. drákōn “serpent”). A mythological creature prominent in the creation myths of the ancient Canaanites and Babylonians as a power opposing the gods (e.g., Yam [the sea] vs. Baal and Anat; Tiamat vs. Marduk). See Creation.Some passages in the Old Testament have been interpreted
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Dragon
DRAGON ΔράκωνI. Drakōn is the Greek word (Latin draco) which is used in LXX (33 occurrences), NT and Pseudepigrapha for a large monster which often appears as opponent of God or his people. It is often related to the sea and can be identified or associated with a snake (→Serpent). In the NT the word
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dragon
Dragon. The translators of the Authorized Version, apparently following the Vulgate, have rendered by the same word “dragon” the two Hebrew words tan and tannin, which appear to be quite distinct in meaning.1. The former is used, always in the plural, in Job 30:29; Ps. 44:19; Isa. 34:13; 43:20; Jer.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Beast
BeastThis word is used of flocks or herds of grazing animals (Ex. 22:5; Num. 20:4, 8, 11; Ps. 78:48); of beasts of burden (Gen. 45:17); of eatable beasts (Prov. 9:2); and of swift beasts or dromedaries (Isa. 60:6). In the New Testament it is used of a domestic animal as property (Rev. 18:13); as used
Dragon
Dragon(1.) Heb. tannim, plural of tan. The name of some unknown creature inhabiting desert places and ruins (Job 30:29; Ps. 44:19; Isa. 13:22; 34:13; 43:20; Jer. 10:22; Micah 1:8; Mal. 1:3); probably, as translated in the Revised Version, the jackal (q.v.).(2.) Heb. tannin. Some great sea monster (Jer.
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