', General Biblical Studies, Interdenominational Christian Training Center. Did you ever read a riddle in one of the chapters of Judges?This is it, "Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strongcame forth sweetness;" and it was made by Samson after he had found thehoney in the skeleton of the lion,-as I told you when speaking of thebee. The bottles mentioned in the Bible were usually made of goat-skins: thepeople in those days had not learned to make glass. All this is done, as theBible says, without "guide, overseer or ruler;" that is, they have noone to direct them how to do it. The boldness of the lion is noticed in a verse in Isaiah: "Like as thelion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude ofshepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of theirvoice, nor abase himself for the noise of them." And while dogs figure prominently in several Biblical passages, interestingly there is not one mention of a domestic cat in the entire canon of Scripture. Listing of Animals – Clean and Unclean The LORD told Moses and Aaron which animals were clean (okay to eat) and which were unclean (no able to be eaten). Ifyou want to know how many that is, try to think of a pasture with ahundred sheep in it-then think of a hundred pastures, just like it, withjust as many sheep in each-then think of those hundred pastures takentwelve times over, and you will begin to understand how many there were.It is not common with us to have persons whose whole business it is totake care of sheep, but that was always the way in Bible countries.This was not done by servants, at least not always; for a great manyrich men employed their children as shepherds. God told the children of Israel that he would give them "aland flowing with milk and honey," meaning one that was beautiful andfertile, producing abundantly every thing that would be needed for theircomfort. Now what couldthese people do? Wilt thou play with him as with a bird?When he raiseth himself up, the mighty are afraid. It does not even like other bears, excepting itsown young ones, but chooses to live by itself in the gloomiest woods-often in a dark cave, or in the hollow part of some great old tree.When winter begins, it lies down to sleep, and does not wake up tillwarm weather comes again; then it creeps out of its retreat, lean andhungry enough-and cross enough, too. The Arabs boil them with salt, andthen add a little oil or butter; sometimes they toast them by the firebefore eating them. of So it is said, (Josh. Its nest is large and flat, and made mostly of sticks; the eggsare about as large as those of a goose, and a little yellowish. ", The male deer is called a hart, the female a hind; and their affectionfor each other is beautiful. "Hast thou given the horse strength? Have you read in the Bible how a good prophet's life was once saved byravens? Eliezer made his camels lie down by this well, because they had come tothe end of their journey and were very tired. In the fifth chapter of Judges you will find this verse. Then he said to her, "I praythee let me drink a little water from they pitcher;"-and she took itdown and resting it on her hand, answered very pleasantly and kindly,"Drink, my lord." In the 39th chapter of Job we read, "Gavest thou wings and feathers untothe ostrich ? She heardhe was coming, and feared that he meant to put her to death; but shedetermined that, instead of begging him to spare her life, she would actas though she was still a queen, and then perhaps he would not dare toinjure her. Now see what the Bible tells the sluggard to do. See how the ibex or wild goat is spoken of in the Bible. ", Perhaps no man ever loved the commandments of God more truly than kingDavid. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Then he left him dead on the ground. David had been made king overIsrael by the command of God; but Saul, who was a very wicked man, wasdetermined to kill him. In some countries the roofs of the houses are flat, andthe people walk and sleep on them; in these places the storks oftenbuild their nest on the flat branches of some spreading tree. These foxes orjackals have been known to scratch away the earth from graves that havebeen lately made, and then devour the bodies of the dead. In Proverbs, 28 : 1,you will read, "The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteousis as bold as a lion." Its fore-paws are made broad like a shovel, and are very strong; eachone, too, has five short fingers with which the earth can be removed.The nose is sharp and bony, and this helps the mole to work its waythrough the earth. These animals are often found in great numbers around the walls andruins of old cities; they live in holes or burrows which they dig in theground. The peacock is a very splendid bird; its colors are most rich andbeautiful. We read in Isaiah, "There shall the vultures be gathered, everyone with her mate." You remember that this was thefirst bird that Noah sent out of the ark to see whether the waters hadbegun to dry up; and that it did not go back to him again. When the inhabitants see them comingover their fields, they try to drive them away by making loud noises orby kindling fires; but this does little good. TheJews were forbidden by God to use the stork for food; perhaps this wasbecause it lives upon such animals as frogs, fishes and serpents. Do you think her husband Ahab ought to be punished too? David says, 2d Sam. The whale is mentioned in the first chapter of the Bible, 21st verse. It is the custom forfemales to go for it, and they usually carry it in pitchers on theirheads. David in one of thePsalms prays that God will save him from an enemy, "Lest," he says, "hetear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces when there is none todeliver.". They had now come to a path of the vineyards, having awall on each side, and there the donkey saw the bright angel again. They appear to be very fond of each other's company, and great numbersare usually found together. Hemocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from thesword. Youhave read of Satan, that most wicked being, who would be glad to make usas wicked as he is; the Bible says he is like "a roaring lion, walkingabout, seeking whom he may devour." Solomon says in his Proverbs, "As a roaring lionand a ranging bear, so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.". You'll find lions, leopards, and bears (although no tigers), along with nearly 100 other animals, insects, and non-human creatures, mentioned throughout the Old and New Testaments. The form of the antelope is, ifpossible, still more graceful than that of the deer, and its limbs stillmore delicate; but the principal difference between them is in thehorns. An Englishclergyman who visited countries where the locusts are found, a few yearsago, says that these verses describe them exactly as he has himself seenthem. If God should speak so toyou, what would you ask for?