corner graphic

Bible Dictionaries

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary


Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

Or Turtle, the Columba Turtur; a distinct bird from the common dove or pigeon, smaller and differently marked, and having a soft and plaintive note, Isaiah 59:11 Ezekiel 7:16 . It is a bird of passage, Jeremiah 8:7 , leaving Palestine for a short trip to the south, and returning early in spring, Song of Song of Solomon 2:12 . It is timid and fond of seclusion, and pines in captivity, Psalm 11:1 . The law allowed it as a burnt or sin-offering by the poor, Leviticus 1:14 5:7 Matthew 21:22 , and in several cases of purification, etc., Leviticus 12:6-8 14:22 Numbers 6:10 Luke 2:24 . Before the giving of the law, Abraham offered birds, which he divided the other victims he left the birds entire, Genesis 15:9 .

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Turtle-Dove'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

Search for…
Enter query in the box:
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

Prev Entry
Next Entry
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology