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Cormorant
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cormorant
Cormorant (קָאָת‎, qa'ath). A bird declared unclean in the Mosaic law (Lev 11:17; Deut 14:17). The exact identity of the bird described by the Hebrew text is debated; the Septuagint also is unclear.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cormorant
Cormorant. Large, black, webfooted water fowl, considered ceremonially unclean for the Israelites (Lv 11:17; Dt 14:17).See Birds.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cormorant
Cormorant kôr̀me-rant [Heb. šālāḵ; Gk. kataráktēs; Lat Corvus marinus]; NEB FISHER-OWL. A large seafowl belonging to the genus Phalactrocorax and well described by the Hebrew word used to designate it, which means a “plunging bird.” The bird appears as large as a goose when in full feather, but
Abomination, Birds Of
Abomination, Birds Of The twenty birds listed in Lev. 11:13–19 (NEB “vermin”).
Pelican
Pelican [Heb. qāʾāṯ; Gk. pelekán] (Lev. 11:18; Dt. 14:17); NEB HORNED OWL. Any member of the genus Pelecanus—large, web-footed birds possessing a membranous pouch hung from the lower beak and used for scooping fish from swamps, lakes, and rivers.The pelican (mainly Pelecanus onocrotalus) was certainly
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cormorant
CORMORANT Large, black web-footed waterfowl, considered ceremonially unclean for the Israelites (Lv 11:17; Dt 14:17). See Birds.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cormorant
cormorant, any of about thirty species of birds that live near water and feed mainly on fish. It is listed among birds prohibited as food (Lev. 11:17; Deut. 14:17) for the Israelites. In Isa. 34:11 the kjv uses “cormorant” for a term the nrsv translates “hawk.” The kjv also uses it for an uncertain reading
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cormorant
CormorantA sea bird (Phalacrocorax), of which there are some 30 species. Some species spend the winter in Palestine, along the coast and the banks of the Sea of Galilee, making their nests on the rocks and in the hollows and crevices. They are exceptional swimmers and divers, able to swallow large fish
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cormorant
Cormorant [kôrˊmə rənt] (Heb. šālāḵ). A sea bird (Phalacrocorax, of which there are some thirty species. Some species spend the winter in Palestine, along the coast and the banks of the Sea of Galilee, making their nests on the rocks and in the hollows and crevices. They are exceptional swimmers
Pelican
Pelican (Heb. qā˒āṯ, qā˒aṯ). Any of the large webfooted birds of genus Pelecanus that have pouches in their lower bills used in catching fish. The Hebrew term represents some unclean bird (Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17; NIV “desert owl”) that is said to live in the desert (Ps. 102:6; RSV “vulture”)
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
pelican
pelican. The image of the pelican, ‘vulning herself’ with her beak to feed her young with her blood, has been widely used in Christian symbolism to typify the Lord’s redeeming work, esp. as mediated through the Blessed Sacrament. Well-known instances are the first line of the 6th stanza of ‘*Adoro to
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cormorant
Cormorant, the representative in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew words kâath and shâlâc. As to the former, see Pelican. Shâlâc occurs only as the name of an unclean bird in Lev. 11:17; Deut. 14:17. The word has been variously rendered. The etymology points to some plunging bird. The common
Pelican
Pelican (Heb. kâath, sometimes translated “cormorant,” as Isa. 34:11; Zeph. 2:14, though in the margin correctly rendered “pelican”), a voracious waterbird, found most abundantly in tropical regions. It is equal to the swan in size. (It has a flat bill, fifteen inches long, and the female has under
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cormorant
Cormorant(Lev. 11:17; Deut. 14:17), Heb. shalak, “plunging,” or “darting down,” (the Phalacrocorax carbo), ranked among the “unclean” birds; of the same family group as the pelican. It is a “plunging” bird, and is common on the coasts and the island seas of Palestine. Some think the Hebrew word should
Pelicans
Pelicansare frequently met with at the waters of Merom and the Sea of Galilee. The pelican is ranked among unclean birds (Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17). It is of an enormous size, being about 6 feet long, with wings stretching out over 12 feet. The Hebrew name (kaath, i.e., “vomiter”) of this bird is incorrectly
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Cormorant
Cormorantcormorant, any of about thirty species of birds that live near water and feed mainly on fish. It is listed among birds prohibited as food (Lev. 11:17; Deut. 14:17) for the Jews. In Isa. 34:11 the kjv uses it for a term the rsv translates ‘hawk.’ The kjv also uses it for an uncertain reading
Pelican
Pelicanpelican, a large web-footed bird with a large bill and pouch beneath it for catching fish. Two species of pelicans can be seen seasonally in Israel today: Pelecanus onocrotalus and Pelecanus crispus. While the word ‘pelican’ appears in lists of unclean birds (Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17), it is
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CORMORANT
CORMORANT<kor’-mo-rant> ([שָׁלָךְ‎, shalakh]; [καταράκτης, kataraktes]; Latin Corvus marinus): A large sea-fowl belonging to the genus Phalacrocorax and well described by the Hebrew word used to designate it — which means a “plunging bird.” The bird appears as large as a goose when in full feather,
ABOMINATION, BIRDS OF
ABOMINATION, BIRDS OFLeviticus 11:13-19: “And these ye shall have in abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the gier-eagle, and the osprey, and the kite, and the falcon after its kind, every raven after its kind, and the ostrich, and the night-hawk,
PELICAN
PELICAN<pel’-kan> ([קָאָת, qa’ath]; Latin Pelecanus onocrotalus Septuagint reads [Πελεκάν, pelekan], in Leviticus and Psalms, but has 3 other readings, that are rather confusing, in the other places)): Any bird of the genus Pelecanus. The Hebrew qi’ means “to vomit.” The name was applied to the bird