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Egg
An oval, hard-shelled reproductive body produced by birds and most reptiles.
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Egg
Egg [Heb. bêṣâ; OT only pl.; Gk. ōón]. It is not likely that the egg was used by the Israelites as food until about the Persian period, when the domestic fowl was first introduced to Palestine, though by the 1st cent. a.d. it was well established (Lk. 11:12; Mt. 23:27; Lk. 13:34). The Mishnah has
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Egg
EGG. Deuteronomy 22:6 prohibits the taking of a sitting bird from its eggs or young. Eggs are mentioned as abandoned (Isa. 10:14); also of the adder (59:5). The egg is contrasted with a scorpion (which see, Animal Kingdom), as an article of food (Luke 11:12). Eggs were extensively used as food (which
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Egg
Egg(Heb. beytsah, “whiteness”). Eggs deserted (Isa. 10:14), of a bird (Deut. 22:6), an ostrich (Job 39:14), the cockatrice (Isa. 59:5). In Luke 11:12, an egg is contrasted with a scorpion, which is said to be very like an egg in its appearance, so much so as to be with difficulty at times distinguished
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Egg, Eggs
EGG, EGGS — an oval shell that contains the embryo of a bird. The Bible also speaks of eggs in symbolic fashion. The prophet Isaiah accused the people of Judah of hatching “vipers’ eggs,” a symbol of the evil schemes which they were plotting (59:5).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EGG
EGG([בֵּיצָה‎, betsah]; [ὠόν, oon]; Latin ovum): An oval or spheroid body produced by birds, fishes and reptiles, from which their young emerge when incubated or naturally developed. The fertile egg of a bird consists of the yolk, a small disk from which the embryo develops, the albuminous white, and
Compton’s Encyclopedia
egg
eggEggs of some of the common birds effectively illustrate the great variety of egg size, color, and …Encylopædia Britannica, Inc.All animals and plants, except for the most primitive types, begin their journey toward independent life when an egg is fertilized. An egg is a single female germ cell,
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Egg
Egg. Eggs. (Anglo-Saxon, æg.)A bad egg. A bad speculation; a man who promises, but whose promises are pie-crust.A duck’s egg, in cricket. (See Duck.)Golden eggs. Great profits. (See Goose.)“I doubt the bird is flown that laid the golden eggs.”—Scott: The Antiquary.The mundane egg. The Phœnicians,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Egg
egg. The OT makes several references to eggs (Heb. bêṣâ H1070). The Pentateuch, for example, contains an injunction not to take a mother bird with her eggs or her young, but the young only (Deut. 22:6–7); and the book of Job speaks of the ostrich leaving her eggs on the ground to be warmed by the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Egg
EGG (בֵּיצָה‎, bēçāh; ὠόν, ōón; Lat ovum): An oval or spheroid body produced by birds, fishes and reptiles, from which their young emerge when incubated or naturally developed. The fertile egg of a bird consists of the yolk, a small disk from which the embryo develops, the albuminous white, and a
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EGG
EGG [בֵּיצָהbetsah; ᾠόν ōon]. Appearing only in the plural in the OT, eggs do not seem to have become a common food item in Palestine until ca. 5th cent. bce. Old Testament references to eggs include bird and snake eggs. According to Deuteronomic law, someone who finds a bird’s nest with young and