Bear @ a native of the mountain regions of Western Asia, frequently mentioned in Scripture. David defended his flocks against the attacks of a bear ( 1Samuel:17:34-37). Bears came out of the wood and destroyed the children who mocked the prophet Elisha ( 2Kings:2:24). Their habits are referred to in Isaiah:59:11; Proverbs:28:15; Lamentations:3:10. The fury of the female bear when robbed of her young is spoken of ( 2Samuel:17:8; Proverbs:17:12; Hosea:13:8). In Daniel's vision of the four great monarchies, the Medo-Persian empire is represented by a bear (7:5).
Beard @ The mode of wearing it was definitely prescribed to the Jews Leviticus:19:27Leviticus:21:5). Hence the import of Ezekiel's (5:1-4) description of the "razor" i.e., the agents of an angry providence being used against the guilty nation of the Jews. It was a part of a Jew's daily toilet to anoint his beard with oil and perfume Psalms:133:2). Beards were trimmed with the most fastidious care ( 2Samuel:19:24), and their neglet was an indication of deep sorrow Isaiah:15:2; Jeremiah:41:5). The custom was to shave or pluck off the hair as a sign of mourning Isaiah:50:6; Jeremiah:48:37; Ezra:9:3). The beards of David's ambassadors were cut off by hanun ( 2Samuel:10:4) as a mark of indignity. On the other hand, the Egyptians carefully shaved the hair off their faces, and they compelled their slaves to do so also Genesis:41:14).