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Spider


Spider. The Hebrew word ˒accâbı̂sh in Job 8:14; Isa. 59:5 is correctly rendered “spider.” But semâmı̂th is wrongly translated “spider” in Prov. 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 or 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.)