What’s the best way to celebrate Reptile Awareness Day? Start with a definition. Reptiles are scaly, cold-blooded, vertebrates that include lizards, turtles, crocodiles and snakes. Then vow to be more aware when a box turtle creeps across the road, a rattlesnake rattles or an alligator attempts to capsize your canoe. In the Bible, snakes are often viewed negatively. In Genesis (3:1), Eve speaks with a serpent before eating the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. In Matthew (3:7), Jesus calls the Pharisees a “brood of vipers.” Revelation (12:9) describes Satan as a great dragon or ancient serpent. On top of snakes being discussed in a general sense, several different types of snakes are mentioned in the Bible: vipers, asps and adders. Additionally, a few kinds of lizards seem to show up in Leviticus. “Every creeping thing that creeps on the earth!”
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