Wild Beast
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2342. therion -- a wild beast
... a wild beast. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: therion Phonetic Spelling:
(thay-ree'-on) Short Definition: a wild beast, animal Definition: properly ...
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2339. thera -- a hunting, prey
... net, means of capture. Word Origin from ther (a wild beast) Definition a
hunting, prey NASB Word Usage trap (1). trap. From ther (a ...
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2341. theriomacheo -- to fight with wild beasts
... a compound of therion and machomai; to be a beast-fighter (in the gladiatorial show),
ie (figuratively) to encounter (furious men) -- fight with wild beasts. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6728. tsiyyi -- wild beast of the desert, that dwell in inhabiting ...
... tsiyyi. 6729 . wild beast of the desert, that dwell in inhabiting the wilderness.
Transliteration: tsiyyi Phonetic Spelling: (tsee-ee') Short Definition: desert ...
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338. i -- a jackal
... Word Origin from oy Definition a jackal NASB Word Usage Hyenas (1), jackals
(1), wolves (1). wild beast of the islands. Probably ...
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2123. ziyz -- moving things (ie beasts)
... abundance, wild beast From an unused root apparently meaning to be conspicuous;
fulness of the breast; also a moving creature -- abundance, wild beast. ...
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2416. chay -- alive, living
... age. age, alive, appetite, wild beast, company, congregation, lifetime, lively,
From chayah; alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant ...
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2421b. chayyah -- living thing, animal
... 27), beasts (43), creature (2), creatures (3), life (9), life* (1), live* (1), living
beings (15), living thing (1), wild animals (1), wild beast (1), wild ...
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A Woman on a Scarlet-Colored Beast.
... A Woman on a Scarlet-Colored Beast. "And he carried me away in spirit into a desert:
and I saw a woman seated on a crimson-colored wild beast, full of names of ...
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The Ten-Horned Beast.
... EXPOSITION OF THE APOCALYPSE. The Ten-Horned Beast. "And I was standing on the sand
of the sea, and saw a wild beast ascending out of the sea, having ten horns ...
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The Two-Horned Beast.
... The Two-Horned Beast. "And I saw another wild beast ascending out of the earth,
and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke like a dragon. ...
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The Image of the Beast.
... EXPOSITION OF THE APOCALYPSE. The Image of the Beast. "And it was given to him to
give breath to the image of the wild beast, that the image of the wild beast ...
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The Final Conflict.
... And I saw the wild beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered
to make war with him, who sat on the horse, and with his army. ...
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The Wrath-Denouncing Angel.
... The Wrath-denouncing Angel. "And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with
a loud voice, If any one worship the wild beast and his image, and receive ...
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Revelation of Moses.
... And Seth and Eve went into the regions of paradise. And as they were going
along, Eve saw her son, and a wild beast fighting with him. ...
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On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. v. 22, "Whosoever Shall Say to ...
... shall say to his brother, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire." [1952] Yet
"the tongue can no man tame." [1953] Man tames the wild beast, yet he tames ...
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The Fifth vial.
... EXPOSITION OF THE APOCALYPSE. The Fifth Vial. "And the fifth angel poured out his
bowl on the throne of the wild beast; and his kingdom was darkened; and they ...
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Letter xxxvii (Circa AD 1131) to Magister Geoffrey, of Loretto.
... fear the loss of peace, for you shall be rewarded by no small increase of glory
if your efforts succeed in quieting, or even silencing, that wild beast near you ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Wild Beast


wild best:

(1) ziz, only with sadhay, "field," in the expression, ziz sadhay, translated "wild beasts of the field" (Psalm 50:11; Psalm 80:13); compare Targum to Psalm 80:13, ziza', "worm" (BDB); Arabic ziz, "worm."

(2) tsiyim (Isaiah 13:21; Isaiah 34:14 Jeremiah 50:39).

(3) 'iyim (Isaiah 13:21; Isaiah 34:14 Jeremiah 50:39).

(4) chay, "living thing," often translated "wild beast" in English Versions of the Bible (1 Samuel 17:46, etc.).

(5) In Apocrypha (Additions to Esther 16:24, etc.) and the New Testament (Mark 1:13), therion.

(6) Acts 10:12 the King James Version; Acts 11:6, tetrapodon, the Revised Version (British and American) "four-rooted beast."

(1), (2) and (3) are of doubtful etymology, but the context makes it clear in each case that wild beasts of some sort are meant. The Targum ziza', "worm," is possible in Psalm 80:13, though not probable in view of the parallel "boar": "The boar out of the wood doth ravage it, and the wild beasts of the field feed on it," i.e. on the vine (figurative) brought out of Egypt. In Psalm 50:11, however, such an interpretation is out of the question. All the references from 50:8 to 50:13 are to large animals, bullocks, goats, cattle and birds. Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) and the Septuagint have in 80:13 "wild beast" and in 50:11 "beauty of the field" (translated)!

Tsiyim, doubtfully referred to tsiydh, "drought," occurs in prophecies of the desolation of Babylon in Isaiah 13:21 ("wild beasts of the desert") and Jeremiah 50:39, of Edom in Isaiah 34:14, of Assyria in Isaiah 23:13 ("them that dwell in the wilderness"). It is associated in these passages with names of wild beasts and birds, some of them of very doubtful meaning, such as tannim, 'ochim, 'iyim, se`irim, benoth ya`anah. Wild beasts of some sort are clearly meant, though the kind can only be conjectured. The word occurs in Psalm 74:14 ("the people inhabiting the wilderness") where it is possible to understand "beasts" instead of people. It occurs also in Psalm 72:9 ("they that dwell in the wilderness"), where it seems necessary to understand "men." If the reading stands, it is not easy to reconcile this passage with the others.

'Iyim occurs in Isaiah 13:21 and 34:14 and in Jeremiah 50:39, three of the passages cited for tsiyim. the King James Version referring to 'i, "island," renders "wild beasts of the islands" (Isaiah 13:22). the Revised Version (British and American) has "wolves," margin "howling creatures"; compare Arabic `anwa', "to howl," and ibn-'awa' or wawi, "jackal."


Alfred Ely



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