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Bear, The


1. Inhabits woods. 2Ki 2:24.

2. Described as

a. Voracious. Da 7:5.

b. Cunning. La 3:10.

c. Cruel. Am 5:19.

3. Often attacks men. 2Ki 2:24; Am 5:19.

4. Attacks the flock in the presence of the shepherd. 1Sa 17:34.

5. Particularly fierce when deprived of its young. 2Sa 17:8; Pr 17:12.

6. Growls when annoyed. Isa 59:11.

7. Miraculously killed by David. 1Sa 17:36,37.

8. Illustrative of

a. God in his judgments. La 3:10; Ho 13:8.

b. The natural man. Isa 11:7.

c. Wicked rulers. Pr 28:15.

d. The kingdom of the Medes. Da 7:5.

e. The kingdom of Antichrist. Re 13:2.