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Birds of the Bible - part 2

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Photos of birds mentioned in the Bible.
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A hoopoe (lapwing) in Israel. <br/>Its cry resembles the word 'hoop'. Listed as an unclean bird in (Leviticus 11:19, Deuteronomy 14:18). <br/>Photo credit: Henrike Mühlichen. – Slide 1
Blue Heron in Israel. <br/>The heron is listed as an unclean bird (Leviticus 11:19, Deuteronomy 14:18). The Hebrew name is 'anaphah’ denoting the bird's angry disposition. <br/>Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis. – Slide 2
Red kite. <br/>An unclean, soaring, keen-sighted bird of prey that is found all over Israel (Leviticus 11:14, Deuteronomy 14:13). <br/>Photo credit: Tony Hisgett. – Slide 3
Ostriches in Chay Bar Yotvata, Israel. <br/>A bird known for its greediness and gluttony (Lamentations 4:3). <br/>Photo credit: MathKnight. – Slide 4
Pharaoh owl. <br/>This is the 'great owl' of Leviticus 11:17, Deuteronomy 14:16). The ‘screech owl’ or ‘night monster’ is used to depict the destruction of Edom (Isaiah 34:11) <br/>Photo credit: Tanaka Juuyoh. – Slide 5
Little owl. <br/>This the 'little owl' of Leviticus 11:17, Deuteronomy 14:16 and the ‘owl’ in Psalm 102:6. <br/>Photo credit: Artemy Voikhansky. – Slide 6
Partridge in Jerusalem. <br/>This bird has a ringing call-note, which in early morning echoes in the barren cliffs of the wilderness of Judea and in the forests of Carmel. It is mentioned in 1 Sam. 26:20 and Jeremiah 17:11. <br/>Photo credit: RonAlmog. – Slide 7
Peacock. <br/>This bird is indigenous to India. It was brought to Solomon by his ships from Tarshish (1 Kings 10:22, 2 Chronicles 9:21) most likely from the Malabar coast of India. <br/>Photo credit: Jatin Sindhu. – Slide 8
Flock of Pelicans. <br/>White pelicans and dalmation pelicans are frequently seen at the waters of Merom and the Sea of Galilee. The pelican is ranked among unclean birds (Leviticus 11:18, Deuteronomy 14:17). It is of an enormous size, being about 6ft (2m) long, with wings stretching out over 12ft (4m). <br/>Photo credit: National Photo Collection of Israel. – Slide 9
A pair of wild pigeons in Carmel. <br/>Pigeons are mentioned as among the offerings which Abram presented to the Lord (Genesis 15:9). They were afterwards listed among the sin-offerings (Leviticus 1:14, 12:6), and those who could not offer a lamb might offer two young pigeons (Luke 2:24). <br/>Photo credit: Arie Tennbaum. – Slide 10
Pharaoh Quail. <br/>These birds are found in countless numbers on the shores of the Mediterranean. The Israelites were provided with a miraculous supply of quails in the Wilderness of Sin (Exodus 16:13) and at Kibroth-hattaavah (Numbers 11:31, Psalm 78:27). <br/>Photo credit: Guérin Nicolas. – Slide 11
Raven. <br/>In Hebrew its root meaning is ‘to be black’ (Song of Songs 5:11). A bird sent out by Noah (Genesis 8:7). There are eight species of ravens in Israel and each was forbidden as food (Leviticus 11:15, Deuteronomy 14:14). <br/>Ravens feed mostly on carrion, and hence their food is procured with difficulty (Job 38:41, Psalm 147:9). When they attack kids or lambs or weak animals, it is said that they first pick out the eyes of their victims (Proverbs 30:17). <br/>God commanded the ravens to bring bread and meat to Elijah (1 Kings 17:3-6). <br/>Photo credit: PxHere. – Slide 12
Two male Sparrows in Israel. <br/>Sparrows are mentioned as one of the offerings made by the very poor. They were cheap to buy at little over 3 lepta per bird. Note that the widow’s 2 lepta (mites) would not buy a single sparrow (Luke 12:6, Matthew 10:29-31) <br/>Photo credit: נצח פרביאש. – Slide 13
White Stork, Israel. <br/>Two species are found in Israel, the white, which are dispersed in pairs over the whole country; and the black, which live in marshy places and in great flocks. They migrate to Israel periodically in late March (Jeremiah 8:7). Zechariah alludes to the beauty and power of the stork's wings (5:9). <br/>Photo credit: מינוזיג – MinoZig. – Slide 14
Black stork, Israel. <br/>In Hebrew the name stork means 'kindness' indicating the character of the bird, which is noted for its affection for its young. Photo credit: מינוזיג – MinoZig. – Slide 15
Swallow. <br/>The swallow is classified with the swift (Isaiah 38:14, Jeremiah 8:7). its meaning in Hebrew is 'the bird of freedom' (Psalm 84:3, Proverbs 26:2). <br/>Photo credit: Maxpixel. – Slide 16
Flock of birds over Galilee. <br/>Jesus said, ‘Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matthew 6:26). <br/>Photo credit: Yehudit Garinkol. – Slide 17
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