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(See EGYPT and (See EXODUS). Ζeparda' ; only found in Exodus and the psalms copied from it. The word is Egyptian; an undesigned coincidence confirming the authenticity of Exodus. The magicians, though permitted to increase the plague of frogs, could neither remove it or any of the other plagues. The three unclean spirits like frogs (Revelation 16:13) symbolize

(1) "proud infidelity", opposing Christ and God, "out of the dragon's mouth";

(2) "the spirit of the world", whether lawless socialistic democracy or despotism, setting man above God, "out of the beast's mouth";

(3) "lying spiritualism", superseding the harlot and proceeding "out of the false prophet's mouth."

Awful parody of the Trinity. As frogs croak by night in marshes, so already in our days these unclean spirits in dark error teach lies amidst the mire of filthy lusts. But though the frogs croak at the surface, it does not follow there are not many good. fish beneath, an elect remnant.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Frogs'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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