frog Summary and Overview
Bible Dictionaries at a Glance
frog in Easton's Bible Dictionary
(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 Israel is the green frog (Rana esculenta), the well-known edible frog of the Continent.
frog in Smith's Bible Dictionary
a well-known amphibious animal of the genus Rana. The mention of this reptile in the Old Testament is confined to the passage in #Ex 8:2-7| etc., in which the plague of frogs is described, and to #Ps 78:45; 105:30| In the New Testament the word occurs once only, in #Re 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.
frog in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
FROG , a well-known amphibious reptile which lives on insects, worms, etc. Ex 8:2. But one species is found in the waters of Egypt (Rana caculenia). In Rev 16:13 this creature is the symbol of uncleanness. Ex 8:2 records the miraculous multiplication of frogs among the Egyptians in such numbers as to fill their beds, ovens, and kneading-troughs; and when they died, as they did in immense masses, they filled the land with an offensive and pestilential effluvium.