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Moth
        Heb. 'ash, from a root meaning "to fall away," as moth-eaten
        garments fall to pieces (Job 4:19; 13:28; Isa. 50:9; 51:8; Hos.
        5:12).
        Gr. ses, thus rendered in Matt. 6:19, 20; Luke 12:33. Allusion
        is thus made to the destruction of clothing by the larvae of the
        clothes-moth. This is the only lepidopterous insect referred to
        in Scripture.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Moth' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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