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A native of the mountain regions of Western Asia, frequently mentioned in Scripture. David defended his flocks against the attacks of a bear (1 Samuel 17:34-37 ). Bears came out of the wood and destroyed the children who mocked the prophet Elisha (2 Kings 2:24 ). Their habits are referred to in Isaiah 59:11 ; Proverbs 28:15 ; Lamentations 3:10 . The fury of the female bear when robbed of her young is spoken of (2 Samuel 17:8 ; Proverbs 17:12 ; Hosea 13:8 ). In Daniel's vision of the four great monarchies, the Medo-Persian empire is represented by a bear (7:5).


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Bear'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/b/bear.html. 1897.

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