Swine
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews hazir), regarded as the most unclean and the most abhorred of all animals (Leviticus 11:7; Isaiah 65:4; 66:3, 17; Luke 15:15, 16). A herd of swine were drowned in the Sea of Galilee (Luke 8:32, 33). Spoken of figuratively in Matthew 7:6 (see Proverbs 11:22). It is frequently mentioned as a wild animal, and is evidently the wild boar (Arab. khanzir), which is common among the marshes of the Jordan valley (Psalm 80:13).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species. Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard. The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig. See Hog.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SWINE

swin (chazir; compare Arabic khinzir; hus, Septuagint and New Testament; compare Greek sus, and Latin sus; adjective hueios, as a substantive, the Septuagint; choiros, Septuagint and New Testament): In both ancient and modern times domestic swine have been little kept in Palestine, but wild swine are well known as inhabitants of the thickets of the Chuleh, the Jordan valley, the Dead Sea, and some of the mountains. The species is Susanna scrofa, the wild pig of Europe, North Africa and Western Asia.

In the Old Testament the swine is mentioned in Leviticus 11:7 and Deuteronomy 14:8 as an unclean animal: "And the swine, because he parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, but cheweth not the cud, he is unclean unto you." In Isaiah 65:4 and 66:3, 17 the eating of swine's flesh and the offering of oblations of swine's blood are referred to as abominations. Septuagint also refers to swine in three passages where these animals are not mentioned in the Hebrew and EV. In 2 Samuel 17:8 where English Versions of the Bible has "as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field," Septuagint adds (translation) "and as a savage boar in the plain." In 1 Kings 21:19 Septuagint 20:19), where English Versions of the Bible has "in the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth," Septuagint has "where the swine and the dogs licked"; similarly in 1 Kings 22:38. In 1 Maccabees 1:47 there is reference to a decree of Antiochus ordering the sacrifice of swine. In 2 Maccabees 6 and 7 there are accounts of the torture and death of Eleazar, an aged scribe, and of a mother and her seven sons for refusing to taste swine's flesh. Swine, the property of Gentiles, are mentioned in the account of the Gadarene demoniac (Matthew 8:30, 31, 32 Mark 5:11, 12, 13, 14, 16 Luke 8:32, 33), and in the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:15, 16).

Figurative: We find the following figurative references to swine:

"The boar out of the wood doth ravage it,

And the wild beasts of the field feed on it" (i.e. on the "vine out of Egypt") (Psalm 80:13);

"As a ring of gold in a swine's snout,

So is a fair woman that is without discretion"

(Proverbs 11:22);

"The Carmonians (the King James Version Carmanians, perhaps of Kirman or Carmania, in Southwestern Persia) raging in wrath shall go forth as the wild boars of the wood"

(2 Esdras 15:30);

"The dog turning to his own vomit again, and the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire"

(2 Peter 2:22; compare Proverbs 26:11).

Alfred Ely Day

Greek
5519. choiros -- a swine
... a swine. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: choiros Phonetic Spelling:
(khoy'-ros) Short Definition: swine Definition: a swine, hog, sow. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/5519.htm - 6k

5300. hus -- a hog
... Word Origin a prim. word Definition a hog NASB Word Usage sow (1). sow. Apparently
a primary word; a hog ("swine") -- sow. (us) -- 1 Occurrence. 5299, 5300. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2386. chazir -- swine, boar
... 2385, 2386. chazir. 2387 . swine, boar. Transliteration: chazir Phonetic
Spelling: (khaz-eer') Short Definition: swine's. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/2386.htm - 5k
Library

Pearls Before Swine.
... Book III. Chapter I."Pearls Before Swine. Meantime Peter, rising at the
crowing of the cock, and wishing to rouse us, found us ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter i pearls before swine.htm

But Neither do the Jews Pride Themselves Upon Abstaining from ...
... Chapter XLIX. But neither do the Jews pride themselves upon abstaining from
swine's flesh´┐Ż But neither do the Jews pride themselves ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xlix but neither do.htm

Concerning St. Hilarion and the virgins in Heliopolis who were ...
... Book V. Chapter X."Concerning St. Hilarion and the Virgins in Heliopolis who were
destroyed by Swine. Strange Martyrdom of Mark, Bishop of Arethusa. ...
/.../chapter x concerning st hilarion and.htm

Extracts from the Work on Things Created.
... The passage, "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls
before swine," [2968] is explained by Origen as signifying that the pearls ...
/.../methodius/the writings of methodius fragments/extracts from the work on.htm

How Brother Juniper Cut Off the Foot of a Pig to Give it to a Sick ...
... to me; thou shalt have one at once." So he went and took a knife from the kitchen,
and in fervour of spirit went into the forest, where many swine were feeding ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter i how brother juniper.htm

Chapter xx.
... were to conceal them altogether and always, He very rightly adds: "Give not that
which is holy to the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/our lords sermon on the mount/chapter xx 2.htm

Lord of Life and Love
... Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. ...
"Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.". ...
/.../mark/jesus of nazareth a biography/chapter v lord of life.htm

Nothing but Leaves
... The only other instance at which I hinted just now was the permission given to the
devils to enter into the swine, and the whole herd ran violently down a ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/nothing but leaves.htm

Spiritual Significance of the Precepts of Moses Respecting ...
... Now, wherefore did Moses say, "Thou shalt not eat the swine, nor the eagle, nor
the hawk, nor the raven, nor any fish which is not possessed of scales?" [1575 ...
/.../barnabas/the epistle of barnabas /chapter x spiritual significance of the.htm

Hell on Earth
... devils, and of his language to our Lord, of our Lord's casting the devils out of
the poor sufferer, and His allowing them to enter into a herd of swine, is one ...
/.../kingsley/twenty-five village sermons/sermon ix hell on earth.htm

Thesaurus
Swine (15 Occurrences)
... A herd of swine were drowned in the Sea of Galilee (Luke 8:32, 33). ...Swine secrete
a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard. ...
/s/swine.htm - 15k

Swine's (3 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Swine's (3 Occurrences). Proverbs 11:22 As a jewel of
gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion. ...
/s/swine's.htm - 7k

Boar (1 Occurrence)
... Occurs only in Psalm 80:13. The same Hebrew word is elsewhere rendered "swine"
(Leviticus 11:7; Deuteronomy 14:8; Proverbs 11:22; Isaiah 65:4; 66:3, 17). ...
/b/boar.htm - 8k

Violently (92 Occurrences)
... And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the
whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished ...
/v/violently.htm - 35k

Ran (100 Occurrences)
... And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the
whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished ...
/r/ran.htm - 35k

Besought (57 Occurrences)
... Besought (57 Occurrences). Matthew 8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou
cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. (KJV ASV DBY WBS). ...
/b/besought.htm - 23k

Forth (1639 Occurrences)
... (ASV YLT). Matthew 8:31 and the demons were calling on him, saying, 'If thou dost
cast us forth, permit us to go away to the herd of the swine;' (YLT). ...
/f/forth.htm - 36k

Waters (386 Occurrences)
... And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the
whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished ...
/w/waters.htm - 42k

Fain (6 Occurrences)
... 2) in Luke 15:16, as the translation of epithumeo, "to fix the mind or desire on,"
"He would fain have filled his belly with the husks which the swine did eat ...
/f/fain.htm - 9k

Root (54 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To turn up the earth with the snout, as swine. ... 3. (vt) To turn up
or to dig out with the snout; as, the swine roots the earth. ...
/r/root.htm - 28k

Bible Concordance
Swine (15 Occurrences)

Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 8:30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 8:32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Mark 5:11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Mark 5:12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Mark 5:13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Mark 5:14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
(KJV WEY WBS YLT)

Mark 5:16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 8:32 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 8:33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 15:15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 11:7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Deuteronomy 14:8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Subtopics

Swine

Swine for Sacrifice

Swine used for Food

Swine: Described: Destructive to Agriculture

Swine: Described: Fierce and Ungenerous

Swine: Described: Filthy in Its Habits

Swine: Fed Upon Husks

Swine: Feeding of

Swine: Forbidden As Food

Swine: Herding of, Considered As the Greatest Degradation to a Jew

Swine: Hypocrites

Swine: Jesus Sends Demons Into The

Swine: Jewels in the Nose of

Swine: Kept in Large Herds

Swine: Sacrificing of, an Abomination

Swine: Sow Returns to Her Wallowing

Swine: The Gergesenes Punished for Having

Swine: The Ungodly Jews Condemned for Eating

Swine: The Wicked

Swine: Unclean and not to be Eaten

Swine: Viciousness of

Swine: when Wild Inhabited the Woods

Swine: Wild Boar

Related Terms

Swine's (3 Occurrences)

Boar (1 Occurrence)

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Ran (100 Occurrences)

Besought (57 Occurrences)

Forth (1639 Occurrences)

Waters (386 Occurrences)

Fain (6 Occurrences)

Root (54 Occurrences)

Entreated (56 Occurrences)

Departed (270 Occurrences)

Divides (9 Occurrences)

Divideth (20 Occurrences)

Pig (4 Occurrences)

Perished (76 Occurrences)

Parteth (9 Occurrences)

Choked (6 Occurrences)

Cheweth (8 Occurrences)

Cliff (11 Occurrences)

Steep (7 Occurrences)

Hoofs (18 Occurrences)

Leave (341 Occurrences)

Suffer (195 Occurrences)

Devils (48 Occurrences)

Lake (45 Occurrences)

Calling (145 Occurrences)

Sow (61 Occurrences)

Swing (3 Occurrences)

Hare (2 Occurrences)

Parable (52 Occurrences)

Vaults (3 Occurrences)

Vast (54 Occurrences)

Zoology

Nosejewels

Nearby (14 Occurrences)

Nose-jewels (1 Occurrence)

Nigh (243 Occurrences)

Otherwise (78 Occurrences)

Jewel (12 Occurrences)

Longed (24 Occurrences)

Gerasa

Groin (4 Occurrences)

Gerasenes (3 Occurrences)

Whereupon (30 Occurrences)

Wallow (5 Occurrences)

Interpretation (45 Occurrences)

Inhabitants (254 Occurrences)

Instantly (39 Occurrences)

Farm (9 Occurrences)

Flee (187 Occurrences)

Fields (199 Occurrences)

Forthwith (30 Occurrences)

Turning (381 Occurrences)

Tend (24 Occurrences)

Related (45 Occurrences)

Ring (33 Occurrences)

Replied (532 Occurrences)

Rend (35 Occurrences)

Rout (6 Occurrences)

Entreat (55 Occurrences)

Expellest (1 Occurrence)

Entire (119 Occurrences)

Drivest (2 Occurrences)

Decapolis (3 Occurrences)

Demon-possessed (16 Occurrences)

Drive (132 Occurrences)

Dog (19 Occurrences)

Distance (75 Occurrences)

Desirous (31 Occurrences)

Delighteth (23 Occurrences)

Drove (89 Occurrences)

Memorial-offering (1 Occurrence)

Monuments (2 Occurrences)

Mice (5 Occurrences)

Meal (288 Occurrences)

Mouse (2 Occurrences)

Presenteth (10 Occurrences)

Precipice (3 Occurrences)

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