mentioned along with serpents ( Deuteronomy 8:15 ). Used also figuratively to denote wicked persons ( Ezekiel 2:6 ; Luke 10:19 ); also a particular kind of scourge or whip ( 1 Kings 12:11 ). Scorpions were a species of spider. They abounded in the Jordan valley.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Scorpions". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".