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tsireah. Whence Zoreah is named (Joshua 15:38). In Exodus 23:28, "I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite," etc., is perhaps figurative for I will send terror on them (Joshua 2:11; Deuteronomy 2:25), so that they will flee as if before a swarm of hornets. So "bees" (Deuteronomy 1:44; Psalm 118:12).

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'hornet' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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