Feminine noun · From an unused root (probably meaning to be mute)

From an unused root (probably meaning to be mute); properly, a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective):—beast, cattle.


  1. beast, cattle, animal
    1. beasts (coll of all animals)
    2. cattle, livestock (of domestic animals)
    3. wild beasts

Usages (1/4)

Genesis 1:26


This verse proves that God here is referring to more than one entity. The image is referring to order, i.e. the laws. let them have dominion Man was given power over all the animals. During the time of Adam and Noah, all animals feared man (Genesis 9:2). The animals will go back to being in fear in the Kingdom of Israel (Isaiah 11:8). Note Man had already been created at this point, but the angels were saying "let's make man different from the animals", "let's give them the laws and order".

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Genesis 7:2


The clean beasts by sevens because they would have needed some food to eat.

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