Birds of Prey
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Strong's Hebrew
5861. ayit -- a bird of prey
... Word Origin from it Definition a bird of prey NASB Word Usage bird of prey (3),
birds of prey (4), predatory (1). bird, fowl, ravenous bird. ...
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Of the Fifth Day.
... blessing from God. But the monsters of the deep and the birds of prey are
a similitude of covetous men and transgressors. For as the ...
/.../theophilus/theophilus to autolycus/chapter xvi of the fifth day.htm

How Abram Fought with the Assyrians, and Overcame Them, and Saved ...
... After which, before he built his altar, where the birds of prey flew about, as desirous
of blood, a Divine voice came to him, declaring that their neighbors ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 how abram fought.htm

Whether There was any Reasonable Cause for the Ceremonial ...
... For the same reason they were forbidden to eat certain birds of prey the flesh of
which is very dry, and certain water-fowl on account of their exceeding ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether there was any reasonable.htm

The Birth of Cyrus.
... had sent for a herdsman, whose pastures extended to wild and desolate forests and
mountains"the gloomy haunts of wild beasts and birds of prey"intending to ...
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Chapter xv
... 11, 12. The birds of prey came down upon the carcases, but Abram drove them
away. And the sun was about to go down, and a deep sleep ...
// of genesis volume 1/chapter xv.htm

Of the Renewed World.
... Throughout this time beasts shall not be nourished by blood, nor birds by
prey; but all things shall be peaceful and tranquil. Lions ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap xxiv of the renewed world.htm

Kate Lee's Secret
... He had to wait for the fire. He prayed all day, even until eventide, and then the
birds of prey came down; but he stood by the sacrifice and drove them off. ...
/.../carpenter/the angel adjutant of twice born men/xiii kate lees secret.htm

The Creation of Fowl and Water Animals.
... Some are gregarious, except the birds of prey who know no other society than conjugal
union; but innumerable kinds, doves, cranes, starlings, jackdaws, like a ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/homily viii the creation of.htm

The Book of Enoch
... chosen people being denoted by domesticated animals, as cows and sheep, while heathen
and oppressive enemies are designated as wild beasts and birds of prey. ...
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The Absolute Godhood of God is Seen in Administration
... as when the fires of Nebuchadnezzar'sfurnace burnt not, as when the hungry lions
touched not Daniel, as when the ravens, which are birds of prey, were made to ...
// godhood of god/2 the absolute godhood of.htm

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Birds of Prey


pra: They were undoubtedly the first birds noticed by the compilers of Biblical records. They were camp followers, swarmed over villages and perched on the walls of cities. They were offensive in manner and odor, and of a boldness unknown to us in birds. They flocked in untold numbers, there was small defense against them, and the largest and strongest not only carried away meat prepared for food and sacrifice, but also preyed upon the much-prized house pigeons, newly born of the smaller animals, and even at times attacked young children. See Genesis 15:11, "And the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away." Because they were attracted from above the clouds by anything suitable for food, people recognized that these were birds of unusual vision. When Job wanted to tell how perfectly the path to the gold mine was concealed, he wrote, "That path no bird of prey knoweth" (Job 28:7). The inference is, that, if it were so perfectly concealed that it escaped the piercing eyes of these birds, it was not probable that man would find it. These birds were so strong, fierce and impudent that everyone feared them, and when the prophets gave warning that people would be left for birds of prey to ravage, they fully understood what was meant, and they were afraid (Isaiah 18:6). In His complaint against His heritage, Yahweh questions, "Is my heritage unto me as a speckled bird of prey? are the birds of prey against her round about?" (Jeremiah 12:9). And when he prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem, Jeremiah painted a dreadful picture, but one no doubt often seen in that land of pillage and warfare: "Their dead bodies will I give to be food for the birds of the heavens, and for the beasts of the earth" (Jeremiah 19:7).

Gene Stratton-Porter



Birds are Hostile to Strange Kinds

Birds of Abomination

Birds of Cruel and Rapacious Kings

Birds of Hostile Nations

Birds of People of Different Countries

Birds of Prey

Birds of the Devil and his Spirits

Birds of Unsettled Person

Birds: (Snaring) Death

Birds: (Snaring) Designs of the Wicked

Birds: Appointed for Food

Birds: Cages of

Birds: Called: Birds of the Air

Birds: Called: Feathered Fowl

Birds: Called: Fowls of Heaven

Birds: Called: Fowls of the Air

Birds: Called: Winged Fowl

Birds: Can all be Tamed

Birds: Clean: Cock and Hen

Birds: Clean: Crane

Birds: Clean: Dove

Birds: Clean: Offered in Sacrifice

Birds: Clean: Partridge

Birds: Clean: Pigeon

Birds: Clean: Quail

Birds: Clean: Sparrow

Birds: Clean: Swallow

Birds: Clean: To be Eaten

Birds: Clean: Turtle

Birds: Confinement of, in Cages Alluded To

Birds: Created by God

Birds: Created for the Glory of God

Birds: Creation of, on the Fifth Creative Day

Birds: Differ in Flesh from Beasts and Fishes

Birds: Divine Care of

Birds: Domesticated

Birds: Early Distinguished Into Clean and Clean

Birds: Figurative

Birds: Fly Above the Earth

Birds: Furnished With Claws

Birds: Given As Food to Man

Birds: God Provides For

Birds: Habits of

Birds: Have Each Their Peculiar Note or Song

Birds: Herb of the Field Given As Food To

Birds: Inhabit: Deserted Cities

Birds: Inhabit: Deserts

Birds: Inhabit: Marshes

Birds: Inhabit: Mountains

Birds: Instinct of, Inferior to Man's Reason

Birds: Instinctively Fear Man

Birds: Instincts of

Birds: Lessons of Wisdom to be Learned From

Birds: Make Their Nests in Clefts of Rocks

Birds: Make Their Nests in Deserted Cities

Birds: Make Their Nests in Trees

Birds: Make Their Nests: On the Ground

Birds: Make Their Nests: Under the Roofs of Houses

Birds: Make, and Dwell in Nests

Birds: Man's Dominion Over

Birds: Many Kinds of, Carnivorous

Birds: Many Kinds of, Graniverous

Birds: Many Kinds of, Migratory

Birds: Migrate

Birds: Moses' Law Protected the Mother from Being Taken With the Young

Birds: Names Given To, by Adam

Birds: Nests of

Birds: No Likeness of, to be Made for Worship

Birds: Not to be Eaten With Their Young

Birds: Often Remove from Places Suffering Calamities

Birds: Often Suffered for Man's Sin

Birds: Often Worshipped by Idolaters

Birds: Power Over Given to Man

Birds: Propagated by Eggs

Birds: Rapid Flight of, Alluded To

Birds: Rest on Trees

Birds: Solomon Wrote the History of

Birds: Solomon's Proverbs of

Birds: Songs of, at the Break of Day

Birds: Symbolical

Birds: Taken in Snares or Nets

Birds: The Blood of, not to be Eaten

Birds: The Property of God

Birds: Unclean: Bat

Birds: Unclean: Bittern

Birds: Unclean: Cormorant

Birds: Unclean: Cuckoo

Birds: Unclean: Eagle

Birds: Unclean: Gier Eagle

Birds: Unclean: Glede

Birds: Unclean: Great Owl

Birds: Unclean: Hawk

Birds: Unclean: Heron

Birds: Unclean: Kite

Birds: Unclean: Lapwing

Birds: Unclean: Little Owl

Birds: Unclean: Nighthawk

Birds: Unclean: Not to be Eaten

Birds: Unclean: Osprey

Birds: Unclean: Ossifrage

Birds: Unclean: Ostrich

Birds: Unclean: Owl

Birds: Unclean: Peacock

Birds: Unclean: Pelican

Birds: Unclean: Raven

Birds: Unclean: Stork

Birds: Unclean: Swan

Birds: Unclean: Vulture

Birds: What Species Were Unclean

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