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Moth
Animals
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Moth
Moth. Winged insect noted for its destruction of clothes while it is in the larval stage (Jb 13:28; Mt 6:19, 20).See Animals.
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
Moth
Moth [Heb ʿāš—‘waster,’ ‘consumer’; Gk sḗs (Mt. 6:19f.; Lk. 12:33), sētóbrōtos—‘moth-eaten’ (Jas. 5:2)]. The clothes moth, of the insect order Lepidoptera. In Palestine the common form is the tineola biselliella. Moths lay eggs especially in wool, the most common clothing fabric of biblical times,
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
Moth
MOTH Winged insect noted for its destruction of clothes while it is in the larval stage (Jb 13:28; Mt 6:19–20). See Animals.
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 HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Moth
moth, a term denoting any small, winged butterfly-like insect; in the Bible it always refers to the insects that eat clothes. As such, it is a symbol of decay and human frailty (Job 4:19; 13:28; Ps. 39:11; Isa. 50:9; 51:8; Hos. 5:12). In the nt, it becomes a more specific symbol for the transitory nature
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Moth
MothThe Palestinian clothes moth, Tineola biselliella of the order Lepidoptera, whose larvae feed on wool and fur. The moth (Heb. ʿāš; Gk. sḗs) is pictured as frail, but the human being, considered hyperbolically, is even more frail (Job 4:19). Similarly, a moth-eaten garment also illustrates the
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
Moth
Moth (Heb. ˓āš; cf. Akk. ašašu; Gk. sḗs). The Palestinian clothes moth, Tineola biselliella of the order Lepidoptera, whose larvae feed on wool and fur. The moth is pictured as frail, but the human being, considered hyperbolically, is even more frail (Job 4:19). Similarly, a moth-eaten
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Moth
MOTH An insect mentioned in Scripture as something that consumes and destroys the things of this world (Isa 50:9; Hos 5:12; Matt 6:19, 20; Luke 12:33).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Moth
Moth. By the Hebrew word we are certainly to understand some species of clothes-moth (tinea). Reference to the destructive habits of the clothes-moth is made in Job 4:19; 13:28; Ps. 39:11, etc. (The moth is a well-known insect which in its caterpillar state is very destructive to woollen clothing, furs,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Moth
MothHeb. ‘ash, from a root meaning “to fall away,” as moth-eaten garments fall to pieces (Job 4:19; 13:28; Isa. 50:9; 51:8; Hos. 5:12).Gr. ses, thus rendered in Matt. 6:19, 20; Luke 12:33. Allusion is thus made to the destruction of clothing by the larvae of the clothes-moth. This is the only lepidopterous
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Moth
Mothmoth, a term denoting any small, winged butterfly-like insect; in the Bible it always refers to the insects that eat clothes. As such, it is a symbol of decay and human frailty (Job 4:19; 13:28; Ps. 39:11; Isa. 50:9; 51:8; Hos. 5:12). In the nt, it is a symbol of the transitory nature of earthly
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MOTH
MOTH<moth> (עָשׁ‎ [̀ash]; compare Arabic `uththat, “moth”; colloquial, `itt; סָס‎ [cac], “worm” (Isa 51:8); compare Arabic sus, “worm,” especially an insect larva in flesh, wood or grain; [σής, ses], “moth” (Mt 6:19, 20; Lk 12:33); [σητόβρωτος, setobrotos], “moth-eaten” (Jas 5:2)):
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),