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Buzzard
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A bird of prey. The Hebrew term likely refers to a type of small hawk or kite, as reflected in many translations (e.g., ESV, LEB, NASB; Lev 11:14; Deut 14:13). Some translations use “buzzard” (e.g., NRSV). The English term “buzzard” is a generic word for various birds of prey of the genus Buteo. In American English, “buzzard” evokes an association with the turkey vulture, a large bird of prey that feeds exclusively on carrion.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Buzzard
Buzzard (דָּאָה‎, da'ah; γύψ, gyps). A bird of prey. The Hebrew term likely refers to a type of small hawk or kite, as reflected in many translations (e.g., ESV, LEB, NASB; Lev 11:14; Deut 14:13). Some translations use “buzzard” (e.g., NRSV). The English term “buzzard” is a generic word for various birds
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Buzzard
Buzzard. Any of a number of birds of prey declared ritually unclean (Dt 14:13).See Birds.
Glede
Glede. kjv translation for “buzzard” in Deuteronomy 14:13.See Birds (Kite).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Buzzard
Buzzard [Heb. dā’â] (Dt. 14:13); AV GLEDE; NEB KITE. A bird of prey, unclean to the Israelites; perhaps the kite, of which both red and black species are still common in Palestine.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Buzzard
BUZZARD Any of a number of birds of prey declared ritually unclean (Dt 14:13). See Birds.
Glede
GLEDE* kjv translation for “buzzard” in Deuteronomy 14:13. See Birds (Kite or Glede).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Glede
Glede, the old name for the common kite (Milvus ater), occurs only in Deut. 14:13, among the unclean birds of prey.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Glede
Gledean Old English name for the common kite, mentioned only in Deut. 14:13 (Heb. raah, the Milvus ater or black kite. The Hebrew word does not occur in the parallel passage in Leviticus (11:14, da’ah, rendered “vulture;” in R.V., “kite”). It was an unclean bird. The Hebrew name is from a root meaning
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Glede
Gledeglede (gleed; kjv; rsv: ‘buzzard,’ Deut. 14:13), a word derived from an Old English root meaning ‘to glide,’ it applies especially to the red kite, Milvus milvus.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GLEDE
GLEDE<gled> ([רָאָה‎, ràah]; [γύψ, gups]): A member of the hawk species. It is given among the list of abominations in Dt 14:13, but not in the Lev list (Lev 11:14). The kite is substituted. The Arabs might have called one of the buzzards the glede. In England, where specimens of most of these
Compton’s Encyclopedia
buzzard
buzzardCommon buzzard (Buteo buteo).Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.Buzzards are any of several species of birds of prey that belong to the genus Buteo. In addition, in North America various New World vultures (family Cathartidae), especially the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), are considered buzzards.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Glede
Glede, the old English name for the common kite. It occurs only in Deut. 14:13 among the unclean birds of prey.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Buzzard
BUZZARD Unclean bird, not suitable for food. Listed in the NASB and NLT in Lev. 11:13; Deut. 14:12 with the birds of abomination. Revelation 18:2 (NLT) has “filthy buzzards” nesting in the fallen Babylon.
Glede
GLEDE KJV term for an unclean bird of prey (Deut. 14:13). The identity of the bird (Hb. raʾah) is impossible to determine. The following suggestions have been offered: buzzard (NRSV); kite (REB); red kite (NIV, NASB). The Hebrew root suggests a bird with keen eyesight, for example a member of the hawk
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Buzzard
Painted wooden sculpture of a buzzard; from Egypt, early 1st millennium b.c.buzzard. This term is used by the NRSV three times, where the NIV has either “red kite” (Lev. 11:14 [dāʾâ H1798]; Deut. 14:13 [rāʾâ H8012]; see kite) or “falcon” (Isa. 34:15, dayyâ H1901). This vulture is the fifth in
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