Smith's Bible DictionaryFlies Fly
The two following Hebrew terms denote flies of some kind:
- Zebub , which occurs only in (Ecclesiastes 10:1) and in Isai 7:18 And is probably a generic name for an insect.
- Arob ("swarms of flies ," "divers sorts of flies ," Authorized Version), the name of the insect or insects which God sent to punish Pharaoh; see (Exodus 8:21-31; Psalms 78:45; 105:31) The question as to what particular species is denoted, or whether any one species is to be understood, has long been a matter of dispute. As the arob are said to have filled the houses of the Egyptians, it seems not improbable that common flies (Muscidae) are more especially intended. The arob may include various species of Culicidae (gnats), such as the mosquito; but the common flies are to this day in Egypt regarded as a "plague," and are the great instrument of spreading the well-known ophthalmia, which is conveyed from one individual to another by these dreadful pests. "It is now generally supposed that the dog-fly is meant, which at certain seasons is described as a far worse plague than mosquitos. The bite is exceedingly sharp and painful, causing severe inflammation, especially in the eyelids. Coming in immense swarms, they cover all objects in black and loathsome masses, and attack every exposed part of a traveller's person with incredible pertinacity." --Cook.
Greek954. Beelzeboul -- Beelzebul, a name of Satan ...
954 (translaterated from OT 1176, "the lord of flies
" or "fly
2 Ki 1:2) -- Beelzebul, a title of Satan which stresses ... //strongsnumbers.com/greek2/954.htm - 7k
4422. ptoeo -- to terrify
... panic. 4422 (from the root meaning, "fly") -- properly, ; (figuratively) , like
when someone "flies off" into , behavior. 4422 ("terrified ...
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Strong's Hebrew2070. zebub -- a fly...
Short Definition: flies
. Word Origin from an unused word Definition a fly
NASB Word Usage flies
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5774a. uph -- to fly
... root Definition to fly NASB Word Usage brandish (1), flew (4), flies (3), flies
away (2), fly (4), fly away (3), flying (6), set (1), swoop down (1). ...
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1176. Baal Zebub -- "Baal of flies," a Philistine god
... from Baal and zebub Definition "Baal of flies," a Philistine god NASB Word Usage
Baal-zebub (4). Baal-zebub. From Ba'al and zbuwb; Baal of (the) Fly; Baal-Zebub ...
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The Surrender of Gischala; While John Flies Away from it to ...
... CHAPTER 2. The Surrender Of Gischala; While John Flies Away From It To Jerusalem ...
should any body think of doing any thing in the night, unless it was to fly away ...
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... There is no sin in the bad thoughts coming, but the sin begins when they are allowed
to settle, and to fly-blow the heart. ... They are like flies. ...
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On the Animals
... [Prov.6:6; Is.7:18]. The fly is the devil; in Solomon: the flies of death
have exterminated the oil of sweetness. [Eccles.10:1]. The ...
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John Chapter i. 5-Jan
... by God. Thus the miserable man, being troubled with the flies, became himself
a fly, and the property of the devil. In fact, Beelzebub ...
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What virtues Ought to Exist in Him whom we Consult. ...
... For there are some things which one flies from, others which one despises. 
We fly from those things which can do harm, or can perfidiously and quietly ...
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From the Fourth Chapter.
... But as an animal cannot fly unless it have wings, so, too, the announcement of the
New ... of the Old Testament, by which it is lifted from the earth, and flies. ...
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The Acceptance of the Christian Conception of Life Will Emancipate ...
... But that is not possible; till a first, a second, a third, a hundredth bee spreads
her wings and flies off of her own accord, the swarm will not fly off and ...
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Concerning the Choosing of a Day for Marriage, or for Planting, or ...
... And if this be admitted with respect to the fly, the reasoning cannot stop there,
but must ascend from flies till it lead them up to camels and elephants. ...
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Marvellous Increase of the Church
... dwell. The joy of the church is, that the poor sinner does not fly to man,
nor to the law, but flies to Christ, the dovecot! I can ...
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... of fly is said to be the enemy of all venomous worms, so that when he sees any worm
(going) toward man to sting him when he sleeps in the wilderness; he flies ...
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