False Accusation

False Accusation

David Cox’s Topical Bible Concordance
• General references
Exo. 23:1, 7; Lev. 19:16; Psa. 41:5-9; Mat. 5:11; Luk. 3:14; 2Ti. 3:3; 1Pe. 4:14 Conspiracy; Evidence; False Witness; Persecution; Speaking, Evil; Talebearer
• Incidents illustrative of false accusation:
– Against Joseph by Potiphar’s wife
Gen. 39:7-20.
– Against Joseph’s brethren by Joseph
Gen. 42:9-14.
– Against Moses by Korah
Num. 16:3, 13.
– Against the prophet Ahimelech by Saul
1Sa. 22:11-16.
– Against Abner by Joab
2Sa. 3:24-27.
– Against David by the princes of Ammon
2Sa. 10:3.
– Against Elijah by Ahab
1Ki. 18:17-18.
– Against Naboth by Jezebel
1Ki. 21:10, 13.
– Against Jews, returned under Ezra
Ezr. 4:6-16; Neh. 6:6-8.
– Against Jeremiah
Jer. 26:8, 11; 37:13-14; 43:2-3.
– Against Amos
Amo. 7:10-11.
– Against Mary
Mat. 1:19.
– Against Jesus
Mat. 9:34; 10:25; 12:2-14; 26:59-61; Mar. 3:22; 14:53-65; Luk. 23:2; Joh. 18:30.
– Against Stephen
Act. 6:11, 13.
– Against Paul
Act. 17:7; 21:28; 24:5-6, 13; 25:2, 7; Rom. 3:8.
– Against Paul and Silas
Act. 16:20-21.
– Satan falsely accuses Job
Job 1:9-10; 2:4-5.

Fly

Fly.

The “flies” of the Bible included the common housefly, as well as other two-winged insects. Many of these were biting insects. This explains the “devouring” flies of (Psalm 78:45). The flies visited as a plague upon the Egyptians probably included the housefly and the stinging sand fly, as well as gnats and mosquitoes.

The prophet Isaiah’s reference to the “fly that is in the farthest part of the rivers of Egypt” (Isa 7:18) may have been a symbol of swarms of Egyptian soldiers. Or, he could have had in mind the dreaded tsetse fly of Africa, which spreads sleeping sickness. Still another possibility is the olive fly, which could ruin a crop of ripe olives.

Solomon’s “fly in the ointment” (Eccl. 10:1) has become a proverb. So also has Jesus’ “straining out a gnat”– which referred to the custom of straining wine to take out the impurities before it was served (Matt. 23:24).

Source: [Anon-Animals]

Flea

Flea.

Fleas flourished in the sand and dust of the Holy Land. Classified as parasites, these tiny insects attach themselves to a body and suck blood from their host. Fleas have no wings, but they do have strong legs and can jump several inches at one leap. The flea that lives on man is tiny, but it can be very irritating. David described himself as a mere flea being pursued by a king (1 Sam. 24:14; 26:20). He may have seemed insignificant, but he irritated King Saul.

Source: [Anon-Animals]

Frog

“God threatened a plague of frogs for a specific reason. The Egyptian goddessHeqt was always pictured with the head of a frog. For this reason frogs were considered sacred and could not be killed. God will show the Egyptians the foolishness of a frog-god!

i. Egyptians worshipped the frog as a female goddess because frogs were common around the Nile, because they reproduced rapidly, and because being amphibians they are part of two worlds, creatures of both land and water.”

Anon-Animals

Frogs are mentioned several times in the Bible (Ex. 8:2-13; Ps. 105:30; Rev. 16:13). All but the passage in Revelation refer to the plague of frogs in Egypt. The ancient Egyptians connected frogs with fertility and the life cycle, so they considered frogs sacred. What dismay it must have caused when the frogs multiplied uncontrollably and then died and the Egyptians had to gather these sacred animals into stinking heaps. (Revelation 16:13) speaks of frogs as the symbol of unclean spirits.

Smith

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.

Naves

  • Plague of Exo 8:2-14; Psa 78:45; 105:30
  • Symbolic Rev 16:13

Fausset

(See EGYPT and (See EXODUS). Zeparda’; 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 (Rev 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.

Easton

Heb. 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 (Ex. 8:2-14; Ps. 78:45; 105:30).

In the New Testament this word occurs only in Rev. 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.

Concise Bible Dictionary

This well-known reptile is very numerous in Palestine. It is only referred to in the O. T. in connection with the second of the plagues in Egypt. Ex 8:2-14 Ps 78:45 105:30. In the N.T. three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouths of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. Re 16:13. Frogs are remarkable for grovelling in the mire, with great noise and activity in the night.

Amtrac

A well known amphibious animal, famous in connection with the plagues in Egypt, Ex 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.

Fox

Fox. Foxes were common predators in Bible times. Since they fed on small rodents like rats and mice, they helped to protect the grain crops. But their fondness for grapes caused farmers much grief. Sometimes they even tunneled under protective walls to feast on grapevines (Song 2:15). Foxes also settle in holes and burrows, often those abandoned by other animals. Jesus pointed out that foxes have holes, but the Son of Man had nowhere to lay His head (Matt. 8:20).

Foxes have a keen sense of sight, smell, and hearing. They are also clever enough to lie in wait for prey. They may even play dead to attract a bird within striking range. When hunted, they are cunning and devious, misleading their pursuers. Jesus compared Herod, the Roman tetrarch of Galilee and Perea, to a fox, because of his crafty, devious nature (Luke 13:32).

“The land of Shual” (1 Sam. 13:17) may have been fox country, for shual means “fox” or “jackal.” Also see Jackal.

Source: [Anon-Animals]

The Fox or Jackal. It is not quite certain whether the fox mentioned in the Bible is the same animal that we now call by that name. It probably means what we now call the jackal. This animal is about as large as a common sized dog, and its color is yellow, or reddish brown. It never goes out alone to seek its food, but always in companies of forty or fifty together. Then they make strange noises, which sound very much like the crying of children.

They do not go out for their food in the daytime, but wait till it begins to be dark; and then they kill all the animals they can find that are not too strong for them. Sometimes a large animal like the lion will hear the cries that they make when they are hunting, and will come and snatch away from them whatever they have found. These foxes or jackals have been known to scratch away the earth from graves that have been lately made, and then devour the bodies of the dead. This explains a verse in the sixty-second Psalm, where David says of those who “seek his soul to destroy it,”-“They shall fall by the sword; they shall be a portion for foxes.”

They eat plants of different kinds; sometimes roots, and sometimes fruits. This is one of the verses in Solomon’s Song, “Take us the foxes, the little foxes which spoil the vines; for our vines have tender grapes.”

These animals are often found in great numbers around the walls and ruins of old cities; they live in holes or burrows which they dig in the ground. Our Savior says, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” We have read this verse so many times that we scarcely think how much it means; but was it not a wonderful thing that when Christ came from his bright throne in heaven to this poor earth, he should not find even a home here? Every animal on all the hills has its shelter and hiding-place; every little bird in all the forest has its comfortable nest; but our Savior “had not where to lay his head.” During all his life he was “a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.” For whom did he suffer all this?-and when his sorrowful life was ended, for whom did he die? I need not tell you this, dear child, but I may ask you,

“Is there nothing we can do
“To prove our grateful love?”

[Cook, Scripture Alphabet of Animals]

Fowl

Fowl. Most people assume that hens and roosters (cocks) were common in Palestine, but they are rarely mentioned in the Bible. Domestic chickens probably descended from the red jungle fowl of Asia. Cocks were bred for the ancient sport of cock-fighting before hens were raised for meat and eggs.

The crowing of cocks served the ancient world as an alarm clock. Cocks crowed about midnight and again about 3 A. M. Soldiers often rotated their guard duty at this regular signal. Jesus predicted that Peter would deny Him three times before the cock crowed (Matt. 26:34; Mark 14:30; Luke 22:34; John 13:38).

Wild or tame, chickens gather in flocks. Jesus must have been familiar with this flocking instinct. He spoke of a mother hen that tucks a whole brood of chicks under her wings for safety (Matt. 23:37; Luke 13:34).

The “fatted fowl” provided for King Solomon (1 Kin. 4:23) may have been geese. Ancient carvings from Megiddo show peasant women carrying fat geese. Geese also appear in Egyptian tomb paintings.

Source: [Anon-Animals]

Fly

Fly. The “flies” of the Bible included the common housefly, as well as other two-winged insects. Many of these were biting insects. This explains the “devouring” flies of (Psalm 78:45). The flies visited as a plague upon the Egyptians probably included the housefly and the stinging sand fly, as well as gnats and mosquitoes.

The prophet Isaiah’s reference to the “fly that is in the farthest part of the rivers of Egypt” (Isa 7:18) may have been a symbol of swarms of Egyptian soldiers. Or, he could have had in mind the dreaded tsetse fly of Africa, which spreads sleeping sickness. Still another possibility is the olive fly, which could ruin a crop of ripe olives.

Solomon’s “fly in the ointment” (Eccl. 10:1) has become a proverb. So also has Jesus’ “straining out a gnat”– which referred to the custom of straining wine to take out the impurities before it was served (Matt. 23:24).

Source: [Anon-Animals]

Flea

Flea. Fleas flourished in the sand and dust of the Holy Land. Classified as parasites, these tiny insects attach themselves to a body and suck blood from their host. Fleas have no wings, but they do have strong legs and can jump several inches at one leap. The flea that lives on man is tiny, but it can be very irritating. David described himself as a mere flea being pursued by a king (1 Sam. 24:14; 26:20). He may have seemed insignificant, but he irritated King Saul.

Source: [Anon-Animals]