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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #08318 - שֶׁרֶץ
1) teeming or swarming things, creepers, swarmers
1a) of insects, animals, small reptiles, quadrupeds
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
collective swarmers, swarming things; — ׳שׁ absolute Leviticus 11:29 +, שָׁ֑רֶץ Leviticus 11:31; construct Leviticus 11:20 +; — swarming things (H D and P), aquatic Genesis 1:20; Leviticus 11:10; small reptiles and quadrupeds Genesis 7:21 (+ עוֺף, בְּהֵמָה, חַיָּה), Leviticus 5:2 (+ חַיָּה, בְּהֵמָה), Leviticus 11:29 (weasel, mouse, lizard), Leviticus 11:31; Leviticus 11:41; Leviticus 11:42; Leviticus 11:43 (with cognate שָׁרַץ), Leviticus 11:44, compare Leviticus 22:5; insects, הָעוֺף׳שׁ Deuteronomy 14:19, + הַהֹלֵךְ עַלאַֿרְעַ Leviticus 11:20,21, compare Leviticus 11:23. compare Leviticus 11:23,. compare Dr DB i. 519.
שֶׁרֶץ m., collect.
(1) reptiles, Genesis 7:21; Leviticus 5:2, 11:29. Verse 20, “winged reptiles (שֶׁרֶץ הָעוֹף) that walk on four” (feet), are bats (not crickets which have six legs, though they are said to use only four of them in walking), Leviticus 21:23; Deuteronomy 14:19.
(2) smaller aquatic animals, Genesis 1:20 more fully שֶׁרֶץ הַמַּיִם Leviticus 11:10.