King James Bible Dictionary



The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • asp used once.
  • asps used 4 times.


  • 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

(Heb. pethen), Deuteronomy 32:33; Job 20:14, 16; Isaiah 11:8. It was probably the Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), which was very poisonous (Romans 3:13; Gr. aspis). The Egyptians worshipped it as the uraeus, and it was found in the desert and in the fields. The peace and security of Messiah's reign is represented by the figure of a child playing on the hole of the asp. (See ADDER.)

Naves Topical Index

A venomous serpent
Deuteronomy 32:33; Job 20:14; Job 20:16; Isaiah 11:8; Romans 3:13

Venom of, illustrates:

The speech of the wicked
Psalms 140:3; Romans 3:13

Injurious effects of wine
Deuteronomy 32:33; Proverbs 23:32

Deprived of venom, illustrates conversion
Isaiah 11:8-9

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(Heb. pethen), translated (adder in) (Psalms 58:4; 91:13) Probably the Egyptian cobra, a small and very poisonous serpent, a dweller in the holes of walls, (Isaiah 11:8) and a snake upon which the serpent-charmers practiced their art.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


ASPAL'ATHUS, noun A plant.