hawk

hawk

A common bird of prey in Palestine (Job 39:26). As carnivorous birds, hawks were considered unclean and therefore inedible for the Hebrews (Deut 14:11-18).

Job 39:26

26“Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars,
and spreads its wings toward the south?

Deut 14:11-18

11You may eat any clean birds.12But these are the ones that you shall not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the osprey,13the buzzard, the kite, of any kind;14every r ... View more

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