owl

owl

A member of the Strigidae family of birds. Several species of owl, occur in Palestine, and the Bible makes reference to a little owl (Lev 11:17; Deut 14:16; Ps 102:6), a great owl (Lev 11:17; Deut 14:16), a screech owl (Zeph 2:14), and a desert owl (Lev 11:18; Deut 14:17; Zeph 2:14); see also (Isa 34:11, Isa 34:15). The correlation of the biblical terms with modern species is problematic, but all varieties of owls were apparently regarded as unclean (Lev 11:16; Deut 14:15).

Lev 11:17

17the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Deut 14:16

16the little owl and the great owl, the water hen

Ps 102:6

6I am like an owl of the wilderness,
like a little owl of the waste places.

Lev 11:17

17the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Deut 14:16

16the little owl and the great owl, the water hen

Zeph 2:14

14Herds shall lie down in it,
every wild animal;
the desert owl and the screech owl
shall lodge on its capitals;
the owl shall hoot at the window,
the raven cro ... View more

Lev 11:18

18the water hen, the desert owl, the carrion vulture,

Deut 14:17

17and the desert owl, the carrion vulture and the cormorant,

Zeph 2:14

14Herds shall lie down in it,
every wild animal;
the desert owl and the screech owl
shall lodge on its capitals;
the owl shall hoot at the window,
the raven cro ... View more

Isa 34:11

11But the hawk and the hedgehog shall possess it;
the owl and the raven shall live in it.
He shall stretch the line of confusion over it,
and the plummet of cha ... View more

Isa 34:15

15There shall the owl nest
and lay and hatch and brood in its shadow;
there too the buzzards shall gather,
each one with its mate.

Lev 11:16

16the ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind;

Deut 14:15

15the ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk, of any kind;

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