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Quails. Exodus 16:13; Numbers 11:31-32; Psalms 105:40. The great quantity of quails taken by the Israelites has its parallel in modern times. Pliny states that they sometimes alight on vessels in the Mediterranean and sink them. Colonel Sykes states that 160,000 quails have been netted in one season on the island of Capri. The Israelites would have had little difficulty in capturing large quantities of these birds, as they are known to arrive at places sometimes so completely exhausted by their flight as to be readily taken, not in nets only, but by the hand. Yet the feeding of the Israelites for a month was a miracle.


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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Quails'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/rpd/q/quails.html. 1893.

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