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Wolf

Hebrew: zeeb

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frequently referred to in Scripture as an emblem of treachery and cruelty

Jacob's prophecy, “Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf” (Gen. 49:27), represents the warlike character of that tribe (see Judg. 19-21).

Isaiah represents the peace of Messiah's kingdom by the words, “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb” (Isa. 11:6).

The habits of the wolf are described in Jer. 5:6; Hab. 1:8; Zeph. 3:3; Ezek. 22:27; Matt. 7:15; 10:16; Acts 20:29.

Wolves are still sometimes found in Israel, and are the dread of shepherds, as of old.

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