Fiery flying serpent

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The Israelites bitten by fiery serpents (Book of Numbers chapter 21). A print from the Phillip Medhurst Collection of Bible illustrations

The fiery flying serpent is a snake creature mentioned in the Hebrew Bible (Book of Isaiah, the Book of Numbers, etc.). In biology it is the Echis coloratus (saw-scale viper).[1]

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"Fiery flying serpent" is an English translation of the Hebrew words שרף מעופף, shārāp (a "fiery serpent") me‘ōpêp ("flying").[2]

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  1. Millett, Ronald P.; Pratt, John P. (June 9, 2000). "What Fiery Flying Serpent Symbolized Christ?". Meridian Magazine. Illustrated by Randal Baker.
  2. Hebrew Text Analysis: Isaiah 14:29. Biblehub