Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Fowler. One who traps or shoots wild birds.See Hunting; Trades and Occupations.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fowler foul̀er [Heb yāqôš, yāqûš, yôqēš]. A birdcatcher. The fowler was very common in the ancient Near East. In Egypt, e.g., “fowling was one of the great amusements of all classes” (J. G. Wilkinson, Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians [rev ed. 1878], I, 234); and in Israel there
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
FOWLER* One who traps or shoots wild birds. The catching of birds for pets, food, and sacrifices was the business of the fowler. This was done by the use of a bow and arrow, a sling, or a net (Prv 1:17; Ez 12:13; 17:20; Hos 7:12; 9:8). Other methods included the use of bird lime, a sticky substance to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
fowler, a person who hunts birds. Such hunting was done by bait, lure, or snare, and it was done for food or sport. Biblical usage sees it as a metaphor for danger (Prov. 6:5; Pss. 91:3; 124:7), even from fellow humans (Jer. 5:26).A seal found in a grave at Tell en-Nasbeh depicts a fighting cock;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FOWLER. In biblical times a fowler caught birds with snares. One kind of snare was a net (reshet) that pinned the bird to the ground (Hos 7:12). Another kind, called a gin, sprang up to cast a noose about a bird’s neck (môqēsh in Amos 3:5a). Yet others, with doors or jaws which sprang shut when a bait
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
TRAPPER (from Heb. yāqōsh, to “lay snares”; Pss. 91:3; 124:7 [“fowler,” NIV]; also rendered “fowler,” Prov. 6:5; Jer. 5:26; “bird catcher,” Hos. 9:8). One who took birds by means of nets, snares, decoys, etc. Among the Egyptians “fowling was one of the great amusements of all classes. Those who followed
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Fowlerthe arts of, referred to Ps. 91:3; 124:7; Prov. 6:5; Jer. 5:26; Hos. 9:8; Ezek. 17:20; Eccl. 9:12. Birds of all kinds abound in Palestine, and the capture of these for the table and for other uses formed the employment of many persons. The traps and snares used for this purpose are mentioned Hos.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Fowlerfowler, a person who hunts birds. Hunting birds may be done by bait, lure, or snare for food or sport. Biblical usage sees it as a metaphor for danger (Prov. 6:5; Pss. 91:3; 124:7), even from fellow humans (Jer. 5:26).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FOWLER<foul’-er> ([יֹקֵשׁ‎, yoqesh]): A professional birdcatcher. In the days previous to firearms, birds were captured with nets spread on the ground, in traps and snares. There was a method of taking young birds from a nest, raising them by hand, and when they had become very tame, they were confined
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Fowl, Fowlʹer. The word fowl in our Authorized Version represents four distinct Hebrew words, and, in English, is the general term for all kinds of birds. Allusions to fowling, or the catching of birds, the much-practiced art of the ancient fowler, occur in Prov. 7:23; Eccles. 9:12. In 1 Kings 4:23,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FOWLER One who traps birds. All biblical references are figurative. A variety of means are mentioned in Scripture: snares (Pss. 91:3; 124:7); traps (Ps. 141:9; Jer. 5:26–27); ropes (Job 18:10 KJV, “snare”); and nets (Hos. 7:12). God is praised as One who delivers from the fowler’s snare (Pss. 91:3; 124:7),
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
fowler. One who traps and hunts wild birds. In ancient times birds were caught or killed in many different ways—with decoys, traps, nets, snares, lures, bait, slings, bows and arrows, bird lime smeared upon branches, birdcalls, and setting dogs. Birds were a favorite food, especially in Egypt. The Egyptians