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Birds of prey
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ravenous Bird
Ravenous Bird. kjv translation for “birds of prey” in Isaiah 46:11 and Ezekiel 39:4.See Birds (Kite; Vulture; Vulture, Griffon).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey [Heb. ‘ayiṭ] (Gen. 15:11; Job 28:7; Isa. 18:6; 46:11; Jer. 12:9; Ezk. 39:4); AV FOWL, RAVENOUS BIRD; [‘ayiṭ ṣāḇû (a)‘] (“speckled bird of prey,” Jer. 12:9); AV SPECKLED BIRD; NEB “hyena’s lair.” In its translation of ha‘ayiṭ ṣāḇû (a)‘ the NEB follows the LXX, which gives spḗlaion
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ravenous Birds
RAVENOUS BIRDS* kjv translation for “birds of prey” in Isaiah 46:11 and Ezekiel 39:4. See Birds (Kite or Glede; Vulture, Griffon).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey (Heb. ˓ayiṭ; “screamer”).† Any bird which feeds on carrion or attacks another creature for food. Such birds in themselves were cultically unacceptable, and if eaten they could render a person cultically impure (Lev. 11:13–23; Deut. 14:11–20). Their designation as birds of abomination
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BIRDS OF PREY
BIRDS OF PREY<pra>: They were undoubtedly the first birds noticed by the compilers of Biblical records. They were camp followers, swarmed over villages and perched on the walls of cities. They were offensive in manner and odor, and of a boldness unknown to us in birds. They flocked in untold numbers,
Compton’s Encyclopedia
bird of prey
bird of preyMany birds are carnivorous—that is, they prey upon other animals for food. All such birds could be considered birds of prey, even a robin in pursuit of a worm. The term bird of prey, however, is used more precisely for only those birds in either of two orders: Falconiformes and Strigiformes.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Birds of Prey
Limestone figurine of a falcon; from Egypt, c. 600 b.c.birds of prey. Palestine is rich in day birds of prey, and the following are mentioned in one or other version of the Bible: buzzard, eagle, falcon, gier eagle, hawk, kite (glede), nighthawk, osprey, ossifrage, and vulture. The following general
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Speckled Bird
speckled bird. This phrase is used by the KJV and other versions to render Hebrew ṣābûaʿ H7380, which occurs only once (Jer. 12:9). The term literally means “colored [with stripes],” and some scholars (e.g., G. R. Driver in PEQ no vol. [1955]: 139) have argued that it refers to the striped hyena,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Birds of Prey
BIRDS OF PREY, prā: They were undoubtedly the first birds noticed by the compilers of Bib. records. They were camp followers, swarmed over villages and perched on the walls of cities. They were offensive in manner and odor, and of a boldness unknown to us in birds. They flocked in untold numbers, there
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
b. Birds of Prey
b. Birds of prey. In the biblical texts, the Hebrew word ʿayit (עָיִט) should probably be treated as a generic term for the entire group of large birds of prey (the families of falconidae and vulturidae). This hypothesis is consonant both with the actual usage of the word ʿayit, and with the observation
BIRD OF PREY
BIRD OF PREY [עַיִטʿayit]. One of the prime characteristics of the fauna of Israel/Palestine is its vast abundance of birds of prey (eagles, vultures, hawks, falcons, etc.). This was evidently the case in biblical times, as well. Probably due to their frequent contact with carcasses, all large carrion