(Biblical Archaeology Review) What does the Bible say about dogs? What roles did they play in the New Testament?
Justin David Strong explores dogs in the Bible and ancient world in his article “From Pets to Physicians: Dogs in the Biblical World,” published in the May/June 2019 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. He shows how archaeological discoveries clarify the various roles dogs played in the Bible. In particular, understanding how dogs were viewed in the Greco-Roman world illuminates the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus from Luke 16:19–31.
What does the Bible say about dogs?