(Heb. namer, so called because spotted, Cant 4:8 ), was that great spotted feline which anciently infested the mountains of Syria, more appropriately called a panther (Felis pardus). Its fierceness ( Isaiah 11:6 ), its watching for its prey ( Jeremiah 5:6 ), its swiftness ( Habakkuk 1:8 ), and the spots of its skin ( Jeremiah 13:23 ), are noticed. This word is used symbolically ( Daniel 7:6 ; Revelation 13:2 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Leopard". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".