What is an…

Hebrew: pethen (appears in Deuteronomy 32:33; Job 20:14, 20:16; Isaiah 11:8)

It was probably the Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), which was very poisonous (Romans 3:13; Greek: aspis).

It was found in the desert and in the fields.

The Egyptians worshipped it as the uraeus.

Millennial Kingdom of God on Earth

The peace and security of Messiah’s reign during the Millennium is represented by the figure of a child playing on the hole of the asp, probably referring to a cobra.

The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole,
And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. —Isaiah 11:8 NKJV

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Article Version: August 1, 2021