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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Gier Eagle,

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racham, rachamah. The name occurs only in the list of birds not to be eaten. Being classed with the swan and the pelican, it has been thought to be some water-fowl; but it is more generally considered to be the Egyptian Vulture. It visits Palestine only in the summer. It eats any carrion, and is highly respected in the East. Leviticus 11:18 ; Deuteronomy 14:17 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Gier Eagle, '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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