frequently referred to in Scripture as an emblem of treachery and cruelty
Jacob's prophecy, “Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf” (Genesis 49:27), represents the warlike character of that tribe (see Judges 19-21).
Isaiah represents the peace of Messiah's kingdom by the words, “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb” (Isaiah 11:6).
The habits of the wolf are described in Jeremiah 5:6; Hab. 1:8; Zeph. 3:3; Ezek. 22:27; Matthew 7:15; 10:16; Acts 20:29.
Wolves are still sometimes found in Israel, and are the dread of shepherds, as of old.