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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Beast

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1 . In OT (1) behçmâh , commonly used for a quadruped, sometimes tr. [Note: translate or translation.] ‘cattle’; see Genesis 6:7; Genesis 7:2 , Exodus 9:9-10; Exodus 9:25 , Leviticus 11:2 etc. (2) chayyâh , used of animals in general but specially ‘wild beasts’; see Genesis 7:14; Genesis 8:1; Genesis 9:2 etc. (3) be‘îr sometimes tr. [Note: translate or translation.] ‘beasts’ and sometimes ‘cattle’; see Genesis 45:17 , Exodus 22:5 etc. (4) zîz , ‘wild beasts,’ Psalms 50:11; Psalms 80:13 .

2 . In NT (1) thçrion : Mark 1:13 , Acts 28:4 (a viper), Titus 1:12 , Hebrews 12:20 , James 3:7 , and over 30 times in Rev. (2) zôon , of the ‘beasts’ (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ), or ‘living creatures’ (RV [Note: Revised Version.] ), round about the throne ( Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 6:1-17; Revelation 8:1-13; Revelation 11:1-19 , etc.).

E. W. G. Masterman.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Beast'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/b/beast.html. 1909.

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