(Heb. pethen), Deuteronomy 32:33 ; Job 20:14 Job 20:16 ; Isaiah 11:8 . It was probably the Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), which was very poisonous ( Romans 3:13 ; Gr. aspis). The Egyptians worshipped it as the uraeus , and it was found in the desert and in the fields. The peace and security of Messiah's reign is represented by the figure of a child playing on the hole of the asp. (See ADDER .)
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 Asp". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".