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Howling Creatures
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Doleful Creature
Doleful Creature. Designation for animal of uncertain identity in Isaiah 13:21 (kjv), better rendered “howling creature.” The context implies such beasts are unclean; hence suggested creatures include the horned owl, hyena, jackal, and leopard.See Animals; Birds.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Howling Creatures
Howling Creatures[Heb ʾō (a)ḥ, only in the pl ʾōḥîm] (Isa. 13:21); AV DOLEFUL CREATURES; NEB PORCUPINES. The animal referred to by this word is not known, although the eagle-owl and the hyena are possible identifications (CHAL, p. 9). The context describes the animal inhabitants of the destroyed
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Doleful Creature
DOLEFUL CREATURE* Designation for animal of uncertain identity in Isaiah 13:21 (kjv), better rendered “howling creature” (nlt). The context implies such beasts are unclean; hence, suggested creatures include the horned owl, hyena, jackal, and leopard. See Animals; Birds.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Doleful Creatures
DOLEFUL CREATURES. Animals or birds of uncertain identity (Isa 13:21). The Heb. ˒ōḥı̂m means howling creatures (RSV).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Doleful creatures
Doleful creatures(occurring only Isa. 13:21. Heb. ochim, i.e., “shrieks;” hence “howling animals”), a general name for screech owls (howlets), which occupy the desolate palaces of Babylon. Some render the word “hyaenas.”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DOLEFUL
DOLEFUL<dol’-fool> ([אֹחַ‎, ’oach], “howling”): The “doleful creatures” referred to in Isaiah 13:21 are probably “jackals,” although some have suggested “leopard,” or “hyena.” The older English Versions of the Bible gives “great owls.” The word rendered “doleful lamentation” in Micah
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Howling Creatures
HOWLING CREATURES Identity of the “howling creature” (NRSV) of Isa. 13:21 is disputed. Suggestions include: the jackal (NIV); owl (NASB, KJV, TEV), porcupine (REB), and the laughing hyena. The precise identity of the creature is not so important as the complete desolation that its presence indicates,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Doleful
DOLEFUL, dōlʹfŏŏl (אֹחַ‎, ᾿ōa, “howling”): The “doleful creatures” referred to in Isa 13:21 are probably “jackals,” although some have suggested “leopard,” or “hyaena.” The older EV gives “great owls.” The word rendered “doleful lamentation” in Mic 2:4 (niheyāh) is simply a form of the word ordinarily
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HOWLING CREATURE
HOWLING CREATURE [אֹחִיםʾokhim]. The NRSV’s translation of an obscure word in Isa 13:21, found only in the plural. The animal to which it refers (singular: ʾoakh [אֹחַ]), can also be translated as OWL or JACKAL, perhaps named for the sound it makes.
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