Large, often dangerous animals. In the Bible the word has several uses. 1 As a general term for animals (Gen 1:24). 2 As a term for wild, dangerous animals (Rev 6:8). 3 As a pejorative term for human beings (Titus 1:12). 4 As a term for mythical beings or allegorical symbols. In (Dan 7) four different beasts symbolize four kingdoms. In Revelation a beast from the sea symbolizes the Roman Empire (Rev 13:1), a beast from the earth represents the leaders of the province of Asia (Rev 13:11), and a beast from the abyss portrays the Antichrist (Rev 11:7, Rev 17:8).

Gen 1:24

24And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was s ... View more

Rev 6:8

8I looked and there was a pale green horse! Its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed with him; they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to ki ... View more

Titus 1:12

12It was one of them, their very own prophet, who said,
“Cretans are always liars, vicious brutes, lazy gluttons.”

Dan 7

Visions of the Four Beasts
1In the first year of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay in bed. Then he wrote down the ... View more

Rev 13:1

1And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads; and on its horns were ten diadems, and on its heads were blasphemous names.

Rev 13:11

The Second Beast
11Then I saw another beast that rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.

Rev 11:7

7When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them,

Rev 17:8

8The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to ascend from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the inhabitants of the earth, whose names hav ... View more

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