Smith's Bible DictionaryFrog
a well-known amphibious animal of the genus Rana . The mention of this reptile in the Old Testament is confined to the passage in (Exodus 8:2-7) etc., in which the plague of frogs is described, and to (Psalms 78:45; 105:30) In the New Testament the word occurs once only, in (Revelation 16:13) There is no question as to the animal meant. The only known species of frog which occurs at present in Egypt is the Rana esculenta , the edible frog of the continent.
ATS Bible DictionaryFrog
A well known amphibious animal, famous in connection with the plagues in Egypt, Exodus 8:1-14. The magicians are said to have brought up frogs upon the land by their enchantments; but as they could not remove them, it is clear that they did not actually produce them. They penetrated everywhere-to the beds of the Egyptians, which were near the ground; and to their ovens, which were cavities in the ground.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFROG
(tsephardea`; compare Arabic dafda` (Exodus 8:2 Psalm 78:45; Psalm 105:30); batrachos (Revelation 16:13)): The references in Psalms, as well as in Exodus, are to the plague of flogs. In Revelation 16:13 we have, "And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits, as it were frogs." The word tsephardea` probably referred both to frogs and to toads, as does the Arabic dafda`. In Palestine and Syria Rana esculenta, Bufo viridis and Hyla arborea are common. According to Mr. Michael J. Nicoll, assistant director of the Zoological Gardens at Gizah, near Cairo, the commonest Egyptian species are Rana mascariensis and Bufo regularis. Rana esculenta, Bufo viridis and Bufo vittatus are also found, but are much less common.
Alfred Ely Day
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews tsepharde'a, meaning a "marsh-leaper"). This reptile is mentioned in the Old Testament only in connection with one of the plagues which fell on the land of Egypt (Exodus 8:2
-14; Psalm 78:45
In the New Testament this word occurs only in Revelation 16:13, where it is referred to as a symbol of uncleanness. The only species of frog existing in Palestine is the green frog (Rana esculenta), the well-known edible frog of the Continent.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) An amphibious animal of the genus Rana and related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly, and take long leaps on land. Many of the species utter loud notes in the springtime.
2. (n.) The triangular prominence of the hoof, in the middle of the sole of the foot of the horse, and other animals; the fourchette.
3. (n.) A supporting plate having raised ribs that form continuations of the rails, to guide the wheels where one track branches from another or crosses it.
4. (n.) An oblong cloak button, covered with netted thread, and fastening into a loop instead of a button hole.
5. (n.) The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword.
6. (v. t.) To ornament or fasten (a coat, etc.) with trogs. See Frog, n., 4.
Strong's Hebrew6854. tsephardea -- frogs... frog
. From tsaphar and a word elsewhere unused meaning a swamp; a marsh-leaper,
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