The Beast of The Field – Nord Davis

The Beast of The Field – Nord Davis
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BEAST IS A FREQUENTLY USED, AND WIDELY MISUNDERSTOOD WORD found in Scripture. When one thinks of a Beast in today’s modern English usage, the concept is limited to those four-legged animals with hooves, paws and claws. However, the Hebrew word Chay does not only refer to ordinary animals, but in the English of the days of King James, it was not uncommon to refer to the hard working Negro people as Beasts of Burden.

Thus, we see the unusual language of our Bible that uses this term for them. It did not carry the degrading or derogatory thought that such usage would imply today. Until we come to grips with this Biblical phrase, “The Beasts of the field,” there is no way that we can grasp advanced, Biblical Truth. Students should run this phrase through Strong’s Concordance, but let me show with a few verses what I am getting at here. I think that these few verses will give a deeper meaning to the first chapters of Genesis, the foundation of all of God’s Word. Genesis 9:5-6 states:………