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Carrion Vulture
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Carrion Vulture
Carrion Vulture (רָחָם‎, racham). A scavenging bird; considered unclean because it fed on carcasses and discarded animal parts (Lev 11:18; Deut 14:17).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Carrion Vulture
Carrion Vulture. Bird of prey, also called the gier eagle in the kjv (Lv 11:18; Dt 14:17).See Birds (Vulture; Vulture, Egyptian).
Gier Eagle
Gier Eagle. kjv translation for carrion vulture in Leviticus 11:18 and Deuteronomy 14:17.See Birds (Vulture, Egyptian).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Carrion Vulture
Carrion Vulture [Heb. rāḥām, rāḥāmâ] (Lev. 11:18; Dt. 14:17); AV GIER EAGLE; NEB OSPREY. An unclean bird, perhaps the black and white Egyptian vulture. See Birds, Unclean.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Carrion Vulture
CARRION VULTURE Bird of prey, also called the gier eagle in the kjv (Lv 11:18; Dt 14:17). See Birds (Vulture).
Gier Eagle
GIER EAGLE* kjv translation for carrion vulture in Leviticus 11:18 and Deuteronomy 14:17. See Birds (Vulture, Egyptian).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Carrion Vulture
Carrion Vulture (Heb. rāḥām, rāḥāmâ). One of the unclean birds, mentioned along with the pelican, the cormorant, and the stork (Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17; KJV “gier eagle”; NIV “osprey”; JB “white vulture”). Called the Egyptian white and black vulture (Vultur percnopterus) because of its
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gier-eagle
Gier-eagle, an unclean bird mentioned in Lev. 11:18 and Deut. 14:17; identical in reality as in name with the racham of the Arabs, viz., the Egyptian vulture.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Gier eagle
Gier eagleHeb. raham = “parental affection,” Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17; R.V., “vulture”), a species of vulture living entirely on carrion. “It is about the size of a raven; has an almost triangular, bald, and wrinkled head, a strong pointed beak, black at the tip, large eyes and ears, the latter entirely
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Gier Eagle
Gier Eaglegier eagle (gīʹuhr) (kjv; rsv: ‘vulture,’ Lev. 11:18, or ‘carrion vulture,’ Deut. 14:17), a bird considered unclean by the Hebrews.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GIER-EAGLE
GIER-EAGLE<jer’-e-g’-l> ([רָחָם‎, racham]; [κύκνος, kuknos], in Leviticus, [πορφυρίων, porphurion], in Deuteronomy): The name applied to one of the commonest of the vultures, and not an eagle at all. The word is derived from a Hebrew root, meaning “to love,” and was applied to the birds because mated
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Carrion Vulture
CARRION VULTURE NASB, NRSV translation of bird of prey (Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17). See Vulture.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Gier Eagle
gier eagle. This term (now obsolete) is used by the KJV to render Hebrew rāḥām H8164 and rāḥāmâ H8168, which are found in lists of unclean birds and refer to some kind of carrion vulture (Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17; NIV, osprey). See also eagle.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Gier-Eagle
GIER-EAGLE, jērʹ-ē-g’l (רָחָם‎, rāḥām; κύκνος, kúknos, in Lev, πορφυρίων, porphuríōn, in Dt): The name applied to one of the commonest of the vultures, and not an eagle at all. The word is derived from a Heb root, meaning “to love,” and was applied to the birds because mated pairs seldom separated.
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