First mentioned in Deuteronomy 1:44 . Swarms of bees, and the danger of their attacks, are mentioned in Psalms 118:12 . Samson found a "swarm of bees" in the carcass of a lion he had slain (Judg. 14:8 ). Wild bees are described as laying up honey in woods and in clefts of rocks ( Deuteronomy 32:13 ; Psalms 81:16 ). In Isaiah 7:18 the "fly" and the "bee" are personifications of the Egyptians and Assyrians, the inveterate enemies of Israel.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Bee". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".