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Spider

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Spider

The trust of the hypocrite is compared to the spider's web or house (Job 8:14). It is said of the wicked by Isaiah that they "weave the spider's web" (59:5), i.e., their works and designs are, like the spider's web, vain and useless. The Hebrew word here used is 'akkabish, "a swift weaver."

In Proverbs 30:28 a different Hebrew word (semamith) is used. It is rendered in the Vulgate by stellio, and in the Revised Version by "lizard." It may, however, represent the spider, of which there are, it is said, about seven hundred species in Palestine.


Naves Topical Index
Spider

Mentioned in one of Agur's riddles
Proverbs 30:28

Web of, figurative of the hope of the hypocrite
Job 8:14; Isaiah 59:5


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Spider

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."

Wood's Bible Animals.)


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Spider

SPI'DER, noun [I know not from what source this word is derived.] The common name of the insects of the genus Aranea, remarkable for spinning webs for taking their prey and forming a convenient habitation, and for the deposit of their food. The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine!


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Spider-catcher

SPI'DER-CATCHER, noun A bird so called.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Spiderlike

SPI'DERLIKE, adjective Resembling a spider.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Spiderwort

SPI'DERWORT, noun A plant of the genus Anthericum.