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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Gier Eagle

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racham "unclean" (Leviticus 11:18; Deuteronomy 14:17). The Egyptian vulture (Bruce), Νeophron perenopterus ; "Pharaoh's chicken," sacred to Isis, and noted for parental affection, which the Hebrew name, still applied commonly, ra chamah , means. Its usefulness as the scavenger of cities has secured for it legal protection, so that it is penal to kill it. It feeds on carrion, lizards, etc. Unprepossessing in look; disgusting in habits.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Gier Eagle'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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