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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Crane
Crane. Translation of a Hebrew word in Isaiah 38:14 and Jeremiah 8:7, the meaning of which is uncertain.See Birds.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Crane
Crane [Heb. ‘āg̱ûr]; NEB WRYNECK. The RSV mentions the crane twice; once because of its noise (Isa. 38:14; omitted by the NEB), and again in the description of migrating birds (Jer. 8:7). However, the meaning of the Hebrew term is uncertain, and the cognate Akk. igirū does not help the identification
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Crane
CRANE Translation of a Hebrew word in Isaiah 38:14 and Jeremiah 8:7, the meaning of which is uncertain. See Birds.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Crane
crane, a bird of the Gruidae family of the Gruiformes order. A crane is a tall wading bird similar in appearance to a heron. Isa. 38:14 indicates its noisy character, although the Hebrew is uncertain. Jer. 8:7, similarly uncertain, focuses on its nesting habits.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Crane
CraneOne of the 14 species of the family Gruidae, order Gruiformes. A tall (140 cm.[55 in.]) and graceful wading bird, the crane (Grus grus) breeds in Europe and winters in Northern Africa, thus passing the Middle East twice a year. Its ability to know when to migrate is praised in Jer. 8:7, in contrast
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Crane
Crane (Heb. ˓āg̱ûr). A tall wading bird of the family Gruidae. These migratory birds arrive in Palestine during the spring (March) en route from the south to the northerly beaches. Their diet comprises mostly grains, seeds, sprouts, and wild plants, though on occasion cranes feed on worms, insects,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Crane
Crane. The crane (Grus cinerea) is a native of Europe and Asia. It stands about four feet high. Its color is ashen gray, with face and neck nearly black. It feeds on seeds, roots, insects, and small quadrupeds. It retires in winter to the warmer climates. Jer. 8:7.The Crane.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Crane
Crane(Isa. 38:14; Jer. 8:7). In both of these passages the Authorized Version has reversed the Hebrew order of the words. “Crane or swallow” should be “swallow or crane,” as in the Revised Version. The rendering is there correct. The Hebrew for crane is ʾagur, the Grus cincerea, a bird well known in
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Crane
Cranecrane, a bird of the Gruidae family of the Gruiformes order. Cranes are tall wading birds similar in appearance to herons. Isa. 38:14 indicates its noisy character, although the Hebrew is uncertain. Jer. 8:7, similarly uncertain, focuses on its nesting habits.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CRANE
CRANE<kran> ([עָגוּר‎, ̀aghur]; [γέρανος, geranos]; Latin Grus cinerea): A bird of the family gruidae. The crane is mentioned twice in the Bible: once on account of its voice (Isaiah 38:14: “Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter”); again because of the unforgettable picture these birds made
Compton’s Encyclopedia
crane
craneThrough the still waters of open marshlands the sandhill crane wades on stiltlike legs. Its long neck erect, it scans the countryside with keen eyes for signs of danger. Then it lowers its head and searches the water. Out darts its neck, and its long daggerlike beak holds a frog or a salamander,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Crane
Crane. The word so translated is found only in Isa. 38:14 and Jer. 8:7, and critics are not agreed whether the term is rightly appropriated. It cannot well be the crane, for while this bird is migratory, it is not a chatterer, as one of the above passages intimates. According to the testimony of most