vulture

vulture

A large carrion-eating bird. A figurative reference to a vulture is offered in (Hos 8:1). Four species occur in Israel: (1) the bearded vulture (Lev 11:13), (2) the Egyptian eagle, probably corresponding to the carrion vulture (Lev 11:18; Deut 14:17), (3) the black vulture (Deut 14:12), and (4) the griffon vulture, for which the NRSV uses the term “eagle” (Deut 32:11; Ps 103:5; Prov 30:17).

Hos 8:1

Israel's Apostasy
1Set the trumpet to your lips!
One like a vulture is over the house of the Lord,
because they have broken my covenant,
and transgressed my law ... View more

Lev 11:13

13These you shall regard as detestable among the birds. They shall not be eaten; they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the osprey,

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,

Deut 14:12

12But these are the ones that you shall not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the osprey,

Deut 32:11

11As an eagle stirs up its nest,
and hovers over its young;
as it spreads its wings, takes them up,
and bears them aloft on its pinions,

Ps 103:5

5who satisfies you with good as long as you live
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Prov 30:17

17The eye that mocks a father
and scorns to obey a mother
will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley
and eaten by the vultures.

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