fox

fox

A carnivorous doglike mammal. Three species of fox live in Palestine: the European fox dwells in temperate zones, and the desert fox and the fenek are desert-adapted species; any one or all three may have been there in biblical times as well. In the NT the fox is mentioned in connection with its habit of burrowing holes (Matt 8:20; Luke 9:58). In Ezek 13:4, false prophets are termed foxes, and in Luke 13:32 Jesus calls Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, a fox.

Matt 8:20

20And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

Luke 9:58

58And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

Ezek 13:4

4Your prophets have been like jackals among ruins, O Israel.

Luke 13:32

32He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work ... View more

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