Asp
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ASP

(pethen (Deuteronomy 32:33 Job 20:14, 16 Isaiah 11:8); aspis (Romans 3:13)); Any poisonous snake, or even poisonous snakes in general, would satisfy the context in all the passages cited. Pethen is also translated ADDER (which see) in Psalm 58:4; Psalm 91:13. Most authors have supposed the Egyptian cobra (Naia haje, L.) to be the snake meant, but while this is widely distributed throughout Africa, its occurrence in Southern Palestine seems to rest solely on the authority of Canon Tristram, who did not collect it.

There are Other poisonous snakes in Palestine, any one of which would satisfy the requirements of these passages. See SERPENT. While the aspis of classical Greek literature may well have been the Egyptian cobra, it is to be noted that Vipera aspis, L., is confined to central and western Europe.

Alfred Ely Day

Greek
785. aspis -- an asp
... an asp. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: aspis Phonetic Spelling:
(as-pece') Short Definition: an asp Definition: an asp (hooded-snake, cobra). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5919. akshub -- asp, viper
... 5918, 5919. akshub. 5920 . asp, viper. Transliteration: akshub Phonetic
Spelling: (ak-shoob') Short Definition: viper. Word Origin ...
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6620. pethen -- (a venomous serpent) perhaps cobra
... adder. From an unused root meaning to twist; an asp (from its contortions) --
adder. 6619, 6620. pethen. 6621 . Strong's Numbers.
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660. epheh -- (a kind of) viper
... viper. From epha' (in the sense of hissing); an asp or other venomous serpent --
viper. see HEBREW epha'. 659, 660. epheh. 661 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

Psalm LVIII.
... said? there followeth, "As if of a deaf asp." Whence deaf? "And closing
its ears." Therefore deaf, because it closeth its ears. ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm lviii.htm

He Shows that Like the Devil when Tempting Christ, the Heretics ...
... to keep Thee in all Thy ways." [2628] And when he had said this, he left out the
context and what belongs to it; viz., "Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the ...
/.../cassian/the seven books of john cassian /chapter xvi he shows that.htm

The Manich├Žan Fictions About Things Good and Evil are not ...
... heat rather than the light that they enjoy, it would be more reasonable to assign
to fire serpents, which are naturally of rapid motion, than the slow-going asp ...
/.../chapter 9 name manichaean fictions.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 2, Etc. , About the ...
... Animals of every species are neighbours one to the other, the dove to the dove,
the leopard to the leopard, the asp to the asp, the sheep to the sheep, and is ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xl on the words.htm

Fragment xvii. On the Fortunes of Hyrcanus and Antigonus, and on ...
... 3. Cleopatra shut herself up in a mausoleum, [1121] and made away with herself,
employing the wild asp as the instrument of death. ...
/.../africanus/the writings of julius africanus/fragment xvii on the fortunes.htm

The Millennium in Relation to Creation.
... ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of an asp, and the weaned
child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's den. They ...
/.../pink/the redeemers return/6 the millennium in relation.htm

The Evil one Said, "I Fear Him, Even Jesus, Lest He Destroy My ...
... The viper that is within him is out of his power; for the lust that is within him
he tames not. Secret sin like an asp, when it breathes on him he is scorched. ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn xli the evil one.htm

As He is Going to Reply to the Slanders of his Opponents He ...
... And grant that through the fearless boldness of steadfast innocence, the sucking
child may play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child thrust his hand ...
/.../cassian/the seven books of john cassian /chapter i as he is.htm

The Sucker from the Felled Oak
... feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like
the ox.8. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/the sucker from the felled.htm

Absurdity of Marcion's Docetic Opinions; Reality of Christ's ...
... Our heretic must now cease to borrow poison from the Jew""the asp," as the adage
runs, "from the viper" [3208] "and henceforth vomit forth the virulence of ...
/.../the five books against marcion/chapter viii absurdity of marcions docetic.htm

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews pethen), Deuteronomy 32:33; Job 20:14, 16; Isaiah 11:8. It was probably the Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), which was very poisonous (Romans 3:13; Gr. aspis). The Egyptians worshipped it as the uraeus, and it was found in the desert and in the fields. The peace and security of Messiah's reign is represented by the figure of a child playing on the hole of the asp. (see ADDER.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Same as Aspen.

2. (n.) A small, hooded, poisonous serpent of Egypt and adjacent countries, whose bite is often fatal. It is the Naja haje. The name is also applied to other poisonous serpents, esp. to Vipera aspis of southern Europe. See Haje.

3. (n.) One of several species of poplar bearing this name, especially the Populus tremula, so called from the trembling of its leaves, which move with the slightest impulse of the air.

Thesaurus
Asp (3 Occurrences)
... The peace and security of Messiah's reign is represented by the figure of a child
playing on the hole of the asp. (see ADDER.). ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ASP. ...
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Adder (9 Occurrences)
... (Psalm 140:3; Romans 3:13, "asp") is the rendering of,. (1.) Akshub ("coiling" or
"lying in wait"), properly an asp or viper, found only in this passage. ...
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Serpent (40 Occurrences)
... John 3:14, 15.) (see ASP.) This "brazen serpent" was preserved by the Israelites
till the days of Hezekiah, when it was destroyed (2 Kings 18:4). (see BRASS.). ...
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Zoology
... Pelican, Cormorant RATTAE: Ostrich Reptiles: CROCODILIA: Crocodile (Leviathan) CHELONIA:
Tortoise OPHIDIA: Serpent, Fiery Serpent, Adder, Asp, Vipet (sv SERPENT ...
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Trampest (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Trampest (1 Occurrence). Psalms 91:13 On lion and
asp thou treadest, Thou trampest young lion and dragon. (YLT). ...
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Treadest (2 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Treadest (2 Occurrences). Psalms 91:13 On lion and
asp thou treadest, Thou trampest young lion and dragon. (YLT). ...
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Triumph (52 Occurrences)
... that she was doomed, she revolted against the thought of being led in triumph to
Rome, and, as tradition states, took her own life by allowing an asp to bite ...
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Poison (17 Occurrences)
... Cerastes hasselquistii, the little horned vipers, are mentioned, and in Deuteronomy
32:33: "poison of serpents, and the cruel venom of asps." The asp may be ...
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Basilisk's (1 Occurrence)
... Basilisk's (1 Occurrence). Isaiah 11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole
of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. ...
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Basilisk (3 Occurrences)
... (See JPS YLT). Isaiah 11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. (See JPS WBS). ...
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Bible Concordance
Asp (3 Occurrences)

Psalms 58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear,
(See JPS YLT)

Psalms 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: The young lion and the serpent shalt thou trample under foot.
(See JPS YLT)

Isaiah 11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Subtopics

Adder Asp of Obstinate Rejecters of God's Word

Adder Asp of the Enemies of God's People

Adder Asp: (Deprived of Its Venom), of the Effects of Conversion

Adder Asp: (Venom of), of Injurious Effects of Wine

Adder Asp: (Venom of), of the Speech of the Wicked

Adder Asp: Dangerous to Travellers

Adder Asp: Not to be Charmed

Adder Asp: Venomous

Asp

Asp: A Venomous Serpent

Asp: Deprived of Venom, Illustrates Conversion

Asp: Injurious Effects of Wine

Asp: Venom of, Illustrates the Speech of the Wicked

Related Terms

Adder (9 Occurrences)

Serpent (40 Occurrences)

Zoology

Trampest (1 Occurrence)

Treadest (2 Occurrences)

Triumph (52 Occurrences)

Poison (17 Occurrences)

Basilisk's (1 Occurrence)

Basilisk (3 Occurrences)

Cockatrice (3 Occurrences)

Aspalathus

Asom

Adder's (2 Occurrences)

Sucking (7 Occurrences)

Suckling (19 Occurrences)

Shutting (43 Occurrences)

Played (50 Occurrences)

Stopped (134 Occurrences)

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