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Living Creature

Living Creature [NAVE]

Gen. 1:20, 21, 24; 2:19; 6:17, 19; 7:15; 8:21; Rev. 4:6, 7, 8, 9; 5:6, 8, 11, 14; 6:1, 3, 5, 6, 7; 7:11; 14:3; 15:7; 19:4


LIVING CREATURE - liv'-ing kre'-tur: (1) (nephesh chayyah, or nephesh hachayyah (nephesh, "breath" or "living things"; chayyah, "living"; compare Arabic nefs, "breath," chaiy, "living")): In the account of the creation this term is used of aquatic animals (Gen 1:21), of mammals (Gen 1:24) and of any animals whatsoever (Gen 2:19).

(2) ([chayyoth], plural of chayyah): The name of the "living creatures" of Ezek 1:5-25, which had wings and the faces of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle; compare Ezek 10:1-22. (3) (zoon, "living thing," "animal"): The four "living creatures" (the King James Version "beasts") of Rev 4:6, etc., the first like a lion, the second like a calf, the third having a face as of a man, and the fourth like an eagle, having each six wings.


Alfred Ely Day

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