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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Fig. 94—Bird cages

Bird-cages are named in Jeremiah 5:27; Revelation 18:2; and are perhaps implied in Job 41:5, where 'playing with a bird' is mentioned. This just suffices to show that the ancient Israelites kept birds in cages; but we have no further information on the subject, nor any allusions to the singing of birds so kept.

The cages were probably of the same forms which we still observe in the East, and which are shown in the annexed engraving. It is remarkable that there is no appearance of bird-cages in any of the domestic scenes which are portrayed on the mural tablets of the Egyptians.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Bird-Cages'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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