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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.) Any one of numerous species of pigeons belonging to Turtur and allied genera, native of various parts of the Old World; especially, the common European species (Turtur vulgaris), which is noted for its plaintive note, affectionate disposition, and devotion to its mate.

2. (n.) Any one of several species of pigeons more or less resembling the true turtledoves, as the American mourning dove (see under Dove), and the Australian turtledove (Stictopelia cuneata).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TURTLE-DOVE

tur'-t'-l-duv.

See DOVE.

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. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/5167.htm - 6k
Strong's Hebrew
8449. tor -- turtledove
tor or tor. 8448, 8449. tor or tor. 8450 . turtledove. Transliteration: tor
or tor Phonetic Spelling: (tore) Short Definition: turtledoves. ...
/hebrew/8449.htm - 6k
Library

On the Animals
... [Ps.67(68):14(13)]. The nest is the church, the high peace of the blessed; in the
psalm: and the turtledove is in its nest where it places its chicks. ...
/.../eucherius/the formulae of st eucherius of lyons/iv on the animals.htm

Whether a Suitable Cause Can be Assigned for the Ceremonies which ...
... oxen, sheep and goats; of birds, generally the turtledove and the dove; but specially,
in the cleansing of a leper, an offering was made of sparrows. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether a suitable cause can.htm

The Dedication
... As an offering for the mother, the law required a lamb of the first year for a burnt
offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/white/the desire of ages/chapter 5 the dedication.htm

Chapter i
... Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.9. Thy
cheeks are comely as a turtledove's; thy neck as jewels.11. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter i.htm

God's Covenant with Abram
... And He said unto 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 turtledove, and a young ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/gods covenant with abram.htm

Chapter xv
... 9, 10. And He said to him: Take me a three year old heifer, a three year old
she-goat, a three year old ram and a turtledove and a young pigeon. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xv.htm

Of the Times of Moses and Joshua the Son of Nun, of the Judges ...
... appeared abundance of sins, and the beginning of the earthly kingdom arose, in which
there were not lacking spiritual men, of whom the turtledove and pigeon ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 43 of the times of.htm

The Nile and Egypt
... Some of them"the turtledove, the magpie, the kingfisher, the partridge, and the
sparrow-may be classed with our European species, while others betray their ...
/.../chapter i the nile and egypt.htm

Thesaurus
Turtledove (5 Occurrences)
... of pigeons more or less resembling the true turtledoves, as the American mourning
dove (see under Dove), and the Australian turtledove (Stictopelia cuneata). ...
/t/turtledove.htm - 10k

Turtle (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) The turtledove. ... The time of the singing has
come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. ...
/t/turtle.htm - 9k

Pigeon (3 Occurrences)
... her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb
a year old for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a ...
/p/pigeon.htm - 13k

Dove (27 Occurrences)
... Genesis 15:9 He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three
years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon." (Root ...
/d/dove.htm - 28k

Turtle-dove (5 Occurrences)
Turtle-dove. Turtledove, Turtle-dove. Turtledoves . Easton's Bible Dictionary
Turtle-dove. ... (ASV DBY). Turtledove, Turtle-dove. Turtledoves . Reference
/t/turtle-dove.htm - 9k

Purifying (17 Occurrences)
... are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first
year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin ...
/p/purifying.htm - 11k

Ram (96 Occurrences)
... Genesis 15:9 He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three
years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon." (WEB ...
/r/ram.htm - 41k

Purification (25 Occurrences)
... a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the door of the Tent of Meeting, a
year old lamb for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a ...
/p/purification.htm - 18k

Crane (2 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/c/crane.htm - 12k

Female (95 Occurrences)
... Genesis 15:9 He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three
years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon." (WEB ...
/f/female.htm - 38k

Concordance
Turtledove (5 Occurrences)

Genesis 15:9
He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."
(WEB KJV NAS RSV)

Leviticus 12:6
"'When the days of her purification are completed, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the door of the Tent of Meeting, a year old lamb for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering:
(WEB KJV 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.
(KJV 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.
(WEB 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.
(WEB NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Turtledove

Turtledove Turtle

Related Terms

Turtle (5 Occurrences)

Pigeon (3 Occurrences)

Dove (27 Occurrences)

Turtle-dove (5 Occurrences)

Purifying (17 Occurrences)

Ram (96 Occurrences)

Purification (25 Occurrences)

Crane (2 Occurrences)

Female (95 Occurrences)

Stork (6 Occurrences)

Elamites (2 Occurrences)

Completed (109 Occurrences)

Flowers (42 Occurrences)

Goat (92 Occurrences)

Elam (24 Occurrences)

Singing (65 Occurrences)

Swallow (38 Occurrences)

Fulfilled (143 Occurrences)

Heifer (22 Occurrences)

Meeting (323 Occurrences)

Appear (111 Occurrences)

Lamb (124 Occurrences)

Burnt (392 Occurrences)

Congregation (347 Occurrences)

Daughter (320 Occurrences)

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