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The rendering in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew daah, dayyah , and also in ( Job 28:7 ) of ayyah . There seems no doubt that the Authorized Versions translation is incorrect, and that the original words refer to some of the smaller species of raptorial birds, as kites or buzzards. [ KITE ] But the Hebrew word nesher , invariably rendered "eagle" in the Authorized Version, is probably the vulture. [ EAGLE ]

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Vulture'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. 1901.

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