corner graphic

Bible Dictionaries

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary


Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

איח , Leviticus 11:14 ; Deuteronomy 14:13 ; Job 28:7 . Bochart supposes this to be the bird which the Arabians call the ja-jao, from its note; and which the ancients named aesalon, "the merlin," a bird celebrated for its sharp-sightedness. This faculty is referred to in Job 28:7 where the word is rendered "vulture. As a noun masculine plural, איים , in Isaiah 13:22 ; Isaiah 34:14 ; and Jeremiah 50:30 , Bochart says that jackals are intended; but, by the several contexts, particularly the last, it may well mean a kind of unclean bird, and so be the same with that mentioned above.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Kite'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

Search for…
Enter query in the box:
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

Prev Entry
Next Entry
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology