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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Reptile [Heb. remeś (1 K. 4:33 [MT 5:13]); Gk. herpetón (Acts 10:12; 11:6; Rom. 1:23; Jas. 3:7)]; AV CREEPING THING, SERPENT (Jas. 3:7); NEB also THING THAT CRAWLS, CREEPING THING. Both remeś and herpetón derive from cognate verbs with the general sense of “creep” or “crawl” (Heb. rāmaś [e.g.,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
REPTILE<rep’-til>, <-til>: Vulgate (Jerome’s Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) in Micah 7:17 has reptilis for zohale, “crawling things,” the American Standard Revised Version “worms of the earth,” the King James Version margin “creeping things.”See LEVIATHAN; LIZARD; SERPENT; TORTOISE.
Compton’s Encyclopedia
reptilesReptiles occupy an evolutionary position between amphibians, on the one hand, and birds and …Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.According to fossil records, reptiles first appeared on Earth more than 300 million years ago. In fact,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
REPTILES Animals that crawl or move on the belly or on small short legs. This category of animals includes alligators, crocodiles, lizards, snakes, and turtles. It is generally agreed that in many instances the reptiles in the Bible cannot be specifically determined. Many times the same Hebrew word is
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
REPTILE, rep′til, -tīl: Vulg in Mic 7:17 has reptilis for zōḥălē, “crawling things,” ARV “worms of the earth,” AVm “creeping things.” See Leviathan; Lizard; Serpent; Tortoise.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
REPTILE [רֶמֶשׂremes; ἑρπετόν herpeton]. Solomon’s vast wisdom extends to reptiles (1 Kgs 4:33). Peter’s vision of animals in the sheet includes reptiles (Acts 10:12; 11:6). Fools make idols in the image of reptiles (Rom 1:23). James notes that while humans can tame animals, including reptiles, they
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