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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4630 dog
4630 dog

4630 dog

Although used by shepherds and occasionally kept as pets, in Bible times most dogs were semi-wild scavengers.

The animal

Ex 11:7; Jdg 7:5; Job 30:1

Dogs as scavengers Ex 22:31; 1Ki 14:11; 1Ki 16:4; 1Ki 21:19,23; 1Ki 22:38; 2Ki 9:10,36; Ps 59:6,14; Ps 68:23

Dogs as dangerous and bloodthirsty Jer 15:3; Ps 22:16,20; 2Pe 2:22

Dogs in the teaching of Jesus Christ

Mt 7:6; Mt 15:26-27 pp Mk 7:27-28 See also Lk 16:21

Dogs in proverbs

Pr 26:11,17; Ecc 9:4

Dogs used as a term of abuse or low esteem

1Sa 17:43; 1Sa 24:14; 2Sa 9:8; 2Sa 16:9; 2Ki 8:13; Isa 56:10-11; Php 3:2; Rev 22:15

See also

4604animals
7512Gentiles, in NT

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