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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chicken
Chicken. Common domestic fowl raised for its edible eggs and flesh.See Birds (Fowl, Domestic).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chicken
Chicken There is no reference to chickens in the OT sufficiently clear to specify our common domestic bird. The many references to “fatted fowl” in these older records, in accordance with the text and the history of the other nations, were to pigeons, guineas, ducks, geese, and swans. The importation
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Chicken
CHICKEN* Common domestic fowl raised for its edible eggs and flesh. See Birds (Fowl, Domestic).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hen
hen.1 A bird referred to as a “water hen” in Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:16. It is declared unclean and prohibited for food.2 A mother of chicks mentioned by Jesus in Matt. 23:37; Luke 13:34. Jesus compares his concern for Jerusalem to a hen who wishes to gather her brood under her wings. See also fowls.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHICKEN
CHICKEN<chik’-’-n>, <chik’-in> (Anglo-Saxon, cicen or cycen; Latin, Gallus ferrugineus; [ἀλεκτρυών, alektruon], masculine and fem.): A barnyard fowl of any age. The record is to be found in the books of the disciples, but Jesus is responsible for the only direct mention of chickens in the Bible.
Compton’s Encyclopedia
chicken
chickenOne of the most widely domesticated fowls is the chicken. It is raised worldwide for its meat and eggs. The chicken belongs to the group of domesticated birds called poultry, which also includes turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, and pigeons. The scientific name of the domestic chicken is Gallus
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Chicken
Chicken (plural chickens). It is quite a mistake to suppose “chickens” to be a double plural. The Anglo-Saxon is cicen, plural cicen-u. We have a few plural forms in -en, as ox-en, brack-en, children, brethren, hosen, and eyen; but of these children and brethren are not the most ancient forms. “Chick”
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chicken
CHICKEN Nesting, brooding bird. Both tame and wild chickens were known in Bible times. Jesus’ compares His care for Jerusalem to the care of a mother hen for her nestlings. The Greek terms are general terms for birds and nestlings (Matt. 23:37; Luke 13:34).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Chicken
chicken. Domestic chickens are mentioned only in Jesus’ cry to Jerusalem, “how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen [ornis G3998] gathers her chicks [nossion G3800] under her wings, but you were not willing” (Matt. 23:27=Lk. 13:34; cf. 2 Esd. 1:30). This is a striking simile,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Chicken
CHICKEN, chikʹ’n, chikʹin (AS cīcen or cȳcen; Lat Gallus ferrugineus; ἀλεκτρυών, alektruō̇n, masc. and fem.): A barnyard fowl of any age. The record is to be found in the books of the disciples, but Jesus is responsible for the only direct mention of chickens in the Bible. Mt 23:37, contains this:
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