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Turtle-dove

Its peculiar peaceful and gentle habit its often referred to in Scripture. A pair was offered in sacrifice by Mary at her purification (Luke 2:24). The pigeon and the turtle-dove were the only birds permitted to be offered in sacrifice (Leviticus 1:14; 5:7; 14:22; 15:14, 29, etc.). The Latin name of this bird, turtur, is derived from its note, and is a repetition of the Hebrew name tor. Three species are found in Palestine, (1) the turtle-dove (Turtur auritus), (2) the collared turtle (T. risorius), and (3) the palm turtle (T. Senegalensis). But it is to the first of these species which the various passages of Scripture refer. It is a migratory bird (Jeremiah 8:7; Cant. 2:11, 12). "Search the glades and valleys, even by sultry Jordan, at the end of March, and not a turtle-dove is to be seen. Return in the second week of April, and clouds of doves are feeding on the clovers of the plain. They overspread the whole face of the land." "Immediately on its arrival it pours forth from every garden, grove, and wooded hill its melancholy yet soothing ditty unceasingly from early dawn till sunset. It is from its plaintive and continuous note, doubtless, that David, pouring forth his heart's sorrow to God, compares himself to a turtle-dove" (Psalm 74:19).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The turtledove.

2. (n.) Any one of the numerous species of Testudinata, especially a sea turtle, or chelonian.

3. (n.) The curved plate in which the form is held in a type-revolving cylinder press.

Greek
5167. trugon -- a turtledove
... a turtledove. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: trugon Phonetic Spelling:
(troo-gone') Short Definition: a turtle-dove Definition: a turtle-dove. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8450. tor -- a bullock
... cattle. Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding to shor Definition a bullock
NASB Word Usage bulls (3), cattle (4). turtle dove. (Aramaic ...
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8449. tor -- turtledove
... estate. Or tor {tore}; probably the same as towr; a ring-dove, often (figuratively)
as a term of endearment -- (turtle) dove. see HEBREW towr. 8448, 8449. ...
/hebrew/8449.htm - 6k

Library

The Boy and the Turtle
... THE BOY AND THE TURTLE. Theodore Parker was one of the greatest preachers
America ever had, and this story is told of him as a boy. ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/the boy and the turtle.htm

Thy Cheeks are Comely as a Turtle Dove's; Thy Neck as Jewels.
... CHAPTER I. 9. Thy cheeks are comely as a turtle dove's; thy neck as jewels. The
cheeks signify the interior and exterior; they are comely as a turtle dove's. ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/9 thy cheeks are comely.htm

The Flowers have Appeared on the Earth; the Pruning Time is Come ...
... CHAPTER II. 12. The flowers have appeared on the earth; the pruning time
is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/12 the flowers have appeared.htm

Whether Christ was Becomingly Presented in the Temple?
... 29). It was therefore more fitting that a lamb should be offered for Christ
than "a pair of turtle doves or two young pigeons.". ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether christ was becomingly presented.htm

Lukewarmness.
... condition. He is very much like the Irishman's turtle. I ... Some Irishmen
had caught a large turtle and cut off his head. Then they ...
//christianbookshelf.org/orr/how to live a holy life/lukewarmness.htm

Of the Meaning of the Sacrifice Abraham was Commanded to Offer ...
... inherit it, God said to him, "Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she-goat
of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 24 of the meaning of.htm

The Purification of the virgin and the Presentation in the Temple
... The sin-offering was, in all cases, a turtle-dove or a young pigeon. But,
while the more wealthy brought a lamb for a burnt-offering ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter vii the purification of.htm

Preface
... the memory of men one whose memory may be blessed[121] to all who shall deign to
read; if while I rouse my sleeping friend, the voice of the turtle be heard in ...
/.../lawlor/st bernard of clairvauxs life of st malachy of armagh/preface.htm

Song of Songs of Solomon
... 8. I have compared thee, O my love, to my company of horsemen in Pharaoh's chariots.
9. Thy cheeks are comely as a turtle dove's; thy neck as jewels. 10. ...
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Chapter ii.
... The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 12. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter ii.htm

Thesaurus
Turtle-dove (5 Occurrences)
Turtle-dove. Turtledove, Turtle-dove. Turtledoves . Easton's Bible
Dictionary Turtle-dove. Its peculiar peaceful and ...
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Turtle (5 Occurrences)
...Turtle-dove. ... The pigeon and the turtle-dove were the only birds permitted to be offered
in sacrifice (Leviticus 1:14; 5:7; 14:22; 15:14, 29, etc.). ...
/t/turtle.htm - 9k

Turtle-doves (10 Occurrences)
Turtle-doves. Turtledoves, Turtle-doves. Turtles . Multi-Version
Concordance Turtle-doves (10 Occurrences). Luke 2:24 ...
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Turtledove (5 Occurrences)
...Turtle-dove. ... The pigeon and the turtle-dove were the only birds permitted to be offered
in sacrifice (Leviticus 1:14; 5:7; 14:22; 15:14, 29, etc.). ...
/t/turtledove.htm - 10k

Suffice (22 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 5:7 And if his means suffice not for a lamb, then he shall bring his
trespass-offering for that wherein he hath sinned, two turtle-doves, or two ...
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Dove (27 Occurrences)
... Doves and turtle-doves were the only birds that could be offered in sacrifice, as
they were clean according to the Mosaic law (Genesis 15:9; Leviticus 5:7; 12:6 ...
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Turtledoves (10 Occurrences)

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Pigeon (3 Occurrences)
... in Genesis 15:9: "And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a
she-goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a ...
/p/pigeon.htm - 13k

Sin-offering (115 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 5:7 And if his means suffice not for a lamb, then he shall bring his
trespass-offering for that wherein he hath sinned, two turtle-doves, or two ...
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Burnt-offering (205 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 1:14 And if his oblation to Jehovah be a burnt-offering of birds, then
he shall offer his oblation of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons. ...
/b/burnt-offering.htm - 38k

Concordance
Turtle (5 Occurrences)

Luke 2:24
and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 1:14
"'If his offering to Yahweh is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall offer his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 74:19
O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.
(Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Song of Songs 2:12
The flowers appear on the earth. The time of the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 8:7
Yes, the stork in the sky knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people don't know Yahweh's law.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Turtle

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Turtle-doves (10 Occurrences)

Turtledove (5 Occurrences)

Suffice (22 Occurrences)

Dove (27 Occurrences)

Turtledoves (10 Occurrences)

Pigeon (3 Occurrences)

Sin-offering (115 Occurrences)

Burnt-offering (205 Occurrences)

Reacheth (23 Occurrences)

Sufficiency (18 Occurrences)

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Entrance (190 Occurrences)

Oblation (208 Occurrences)

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Wherein (208 Occurrences)

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Year-old (6 Occurrences)

Yearling (48 Occurrences)

Zoology

Neck (97 Occurrences)

Offered (320 Occurrences)

Guilt-offering (34 Occurrences)

Forfeit (12 Occurrences)

Trespass-offering (34 Occurrences)

Turtles (3 Occurrences)

Turrets (3 Occurrences)

Paddle (1 Occurrence)

Painted (4 Occurrences)

Blade (23 Occurrences)

Bill (9 Occurrences)

Cleansing (37 Occurrences)

Crane (2 Occurrences)

She-goat (2 Occurrences)

Sufficient (28 Occurrences)

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Fig-tree (33 Occurrences)

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Cleansed (76 Occurrences)

Attain (30 Occurrences)

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Bird (65 Occurrences)

Troop (28 Occurrences)

Stork (6 Occurrences)

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Fulness (76 Occurrences)

Fig (45 Occurrences)

Watched (50 Occurrences)

Putteth (182 Occurrences)

Seasons (43 Occurrences)

Herself (121 Occurrences)

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Oh (164 Occurrences)

Afflicted (171 Occurrences)

Bringeth (313 Occurrences)

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Ordinance (89 Occurrences)

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Messenger (235 Occurrences)

Tabeel (2 Occurrences)

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