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Spider. [N] [E]

The Hebrew word accabish in ( Job 8:24 ; Isaiah 59:5 ) is correctly rendered "spider." Put semamith is wrongly translated "spider" in ( Proverbs 30:28 ) it refers probably to some kind of lizard. (But "there are many species of spider in Palestine: some which spin webs, like the common garden spider; some which dig subterranean cells and make doors in them, like the well-known trap-door spider of southern Europe; and some which have no web, but chase their prey upon the ground, like the hunting-and the wolf-spider." --Woods Bible Animals.)

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Spider'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

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