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Wolves are frequently referred to in Scripture as an emblem of treachery and cruelty.

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.

Jacob's prophecy, “Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf” (Genesis 49:27), represents the warlike character of that tribe (see Judges 19-21).

Wolves are still sometimes found in Israel, and are the dread of shepherds, as of old.


Isaiah represents the peace of Messiah’s future Earthly kingdom by the words,

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb” —Isaiah 11:6

See: Millennium and What will the Millennium be like

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Article Version: June 5, 2019