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Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Bear, The
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Bear, Born
Bear, Borne
Bear, the (arcturus)
Greek - bear
Greek - bear with, forbear, bear, bearing
Greek - bear up into
Greek - bear
Greek - bear
Greek - bear, bearers, bearing
Greek - hard to bear
Greek - bear
Greek - bear the name
Greek - bear, bearing, bears
Greek - bear
Greek - bear, bearing children
Greek - bear fruit, bearing fruit, bears fruit
Greek - bear long
Greek - bear record, bear witness
Greek - bear about
Greek - bear, bearing, bears
Greek - bear, can forbear, bears
Greek - also bear witness, bear witness with, bearing witness
Greek - also bear witness
Greek - bear children
Greek - bear
Greek - bear, bears up under
Greek - bear false witness
Hebrew - bear
Hebrew - armourbearer, bear, bearer, bearers, bearing, bears, shield-bearer
Hebrew - bear the blame
Hebrew - bear
Hebrew - bear, bears
Hebrew - bear
Hebrew - bear, bearing, bears
Hebrew - bear their guilt
Hebrew - bear twin, bear twins
Hebrew - bear her shame
Hebrew - bear a grudge against, bears a grudge against
Hebrew - bear, bearing
Hebrew - bear, bear witness, bears, bears witness
Hebrew - beareth, bear fruit
Hebrew - bear
Hebrew - bear
Hebrew - they that bear
Hebrew - bear good news, bearer of good news
Hebrew - could bear
Hebrew - bear
Hebrew - bear any grudge

A native of the mountain regions of Western Asia, frequently mentioned in Scripture. David defended his flocks against the attacks of a bear (1 Samuel 17:34-37). Bears came out of the wood and destroyed the children who mocked the prophet Elisha (2 Kings 2:24). Their habits are referred to in Isaiah 59:11; Proverbs 28:15; Lamentations 3:10. The fury of the female bear when robbed of her young is spoken of (2 Samuel 17:8; Proverbs 17:12; Hosea 13:8). In Daniel's vision of the four great monarchies, the Medo-Persian empire is represented by a bear (7:5).

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Bear'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1897.


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