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Leviticus 14:5-6 (c) The dead bird represents JESUS on the Cross as the dying Saviour. The live bird represents the Lord JESUS on His throne as the living Lord.

1 Kings 17:4 (c) The raven is an unclean bird. It is very selfish. The Lord, however, chose it to be His servant and to give the food out of its own bill to Elijah. It was a converted raven, changed to be GOD's servant to man. So GOD changes unclean men into godly men who execute His plans and carry out His purposes.

Isaiah 31:5 (c) This passage may refer to the use of airplanes and was literally fulfilled when General Allenby captured Jerusalem in World War I.

Isaiah 46:11 (b) This represents the great and strong nation of cruel soldiers who would invade Israel and destroy the country.

Ezekiel 39:4 (b) A type of the cruel nations that pounced upon Israel and tore her to pieces. It refers particularly to the nations used by GOD to execute His wrath.

Hosea 9:11 (b) The actions of the bird in flying away are compared to the way in which the pomp, power, glory, and wealth of Israel was to pass away. (See also Proverbs 23:5).

Matthew 13:32 (b) Satan and his angels are compared to birds in this place. They are at home in the great apostate church where the devil and his angels rule and reign.

Revelation 18:2 (b) As described under "Babylon," this passage represents the great religious and political combination which has spread over the whole earth - a mixture of religion and politics in which evil spirits (birds) of every kind revel and dwell. It is a well-known fact that there are "spiritual wickedness in high [heavenly] places." In many pulpits where GOD should be honoured, wicked spirits (the "birds") teach their doctrines and bring destruction to human souls.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Bird'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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