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Saturday, April 21, 2018

ANIMALS AND THE BIBLE: Birds The Bible and Prophecy

Pastor gives a synopsis of Birds and their Biblical meanings + prophecy about almost no birds in the future due to environmental and social changes.

Red Cardinals
Blue Herons

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your father. But even the hair of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."
―Matthew 10:29-31

Birds of the Bible – Name Study – Heron

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Watching young nearby by Lee at Viera Wetlands
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Watching young nearby by Lee at Viera Wetlands
Let’s look into a name study for another Bird of the Bible – this time the Heron. Our fishing Green Heron directed my thinking towards the Heron. So, let’s see what we can find out about how they are mentioned in Scripture.
The Heron and their kind are mentioned in Leviticus and Deuteronomy in the list of “Unclean Birds” or the “Do not eat” list.
And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. (Leviticus 11:19 KJV)
And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. (Deuteronomy 14:18 KJV)
Those are the only two references to Herons in the King James Version. But how do other versions translate this bird? That is what these name study articles do. Dig around in the Word. I use e-Sword’ s compare mode to see the different versions.
Brenton, as does the APB, DRB, ISV, and NET  has the Heron in Psalms:
There the sparrows will build their nests; and the house of the heron takes the lead among them. Psalms 104:17 Brenton)
The Bishops and CJB only use Heron in Deuteronomy, but not Leviticus.
The Phillips does not even use the word “Heron.”
Here is the Hebrew word used in these verses:
From H599; an unclean bird, perhaps the parrot (from its irascibility): – heron.
The DRB also uses Heron in Job:
The wing of the ostrich is like the wings of the heron, and of the hawk. (Job 39:13 DRB)
The GW shows Heron in these verses:
“It will become the possession of herons. It will become pools of water. I’ll sweep it with the broom of destruction,” declares the LORD of Armies. (Isaiah 14:23 GW)
Pelicans and herons will take possession of the land. Owls and crows will live there. He will stretch the measuring line of chaos and the plumb line of destruction over it. (Isaiah 34:11 GW)
Flocks will lie down in it along with animals of every kind. Even pelicans and herons will nest on top of its columns. Listen! A bird will sing in a window. The doorway will be in ruins, because the LORD will expose the cedar beams. (Zephaniah 2:14 GW)
Isaiah 14:23 uses H7090 which is:

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