Birds of the Bible. from 'Bible Animals'

Birds of the Bible. from 'Bible Animals'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... wings and wind.' The writer of this description has been too modest. It is impossible to convey a better idea of the vast multitude of birds than has been given by this anecdote. We are all familiar with the clatter of Pigeons' wings as they dart from their resting-place, and can well imagine how great must have been the multitude of birds that would fairly turn the powerful griffon-vulture on its back. This description may be advantageously compared with the passage in Isa. Ix. 8: ' Who are these that fly as a cloud?' the sacred writer well knowing the force of his image when addressed to those who were familiar with the habits of the bird, whether it was the semi-domesticated House Pigeon or the wild Eock Dove. The Eing Dove and the Stock Dove are also found in Palestine. These birds are taken in nets, into which they are decoyed by a very effective though cruel device. When one of these birds is trapped or snared, it is seized by its capturers, who spare its life for the sake of using it as a decoy. They blind it by sewing its eyelids together, and then fasten it to a perch among trees. The miserable bird utters plaintive cries, and B continually flaps its wings, thus attracting others of its kind, who settle on the surrounding branches and are easily taken, their whole attention being occupied by the cries of their distressed companion. We now come to the Turtle-Doves, several of which inhabit the Holy Land; but, as they are similar in habits, we will confine ourselves to the common species, with which we are so familiar in this country. The Hebrew word which is translated as Turtle, is tor, a term which is usually employed in connection with the word yondh, or Dove, thus, tor-yondh. The name is evidently derived from the note of the bird....
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236666246