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Hebrew: אֶפְעֶה —transliteration: epheh —meaning: (a kind of) viper —occurrences: 3
Hebrew: צֶפַע —transliteration: tsepha' —origin: from an root meaning to extrude; as a snake thrusting out its tongue and hissing —meaning: a serpent of some kind ——occurrences: 5 times —translations include: viper, adder, cockatrice
Tristram identified it with the sand viper, a species of small size common in sandy regions, and frequently found under stones by the shores of the Dead Sea. It is rapid in its movements, and highly poisonous.
In the New Testament the word echidne is used (Matthew 3:7; 12:34; 23:33) for any poisonous snake.