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Exodus 16:13

Overview - Exodus 16
The Israelites come to Sin, and murmur for want of bread.
God promises them bread and flesh from heaven, and they are rebuked.
13 Quails and manna are sent.
16 The ordering of manna.
25 It was not to be found on the sabbath.
32 An omer of it is preserved.
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Exodus 16:13  (King James Version)
And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
 


the quails
The Hebrew {selav,} Chaldee {selaiv,} Syriac and Arabic {selwa,} is without doubt the quail: so the LXX. render it
[ortygomtre,] a large kind of quail. Josephus, [ortyx,]
Ethopic, {ferferat,} and Vulgate, {coturnices,} quails, with which agree Philo and the Rabbins. The quail is a bird of the gallinaceous kind, somewhat less than a pigeon, but larger than a sparrow. Hasselquist describes the quail of the larger kind as very much resembling the red partridge, but not larger than the turtle dove; found in Judea as well as in the deserts of Arabia Petra and Egypt; and affording a most agreeable and delicate dish. Numbers 11:31-33 ; Psalms 78:27 Psalms 78:28 ; 105:40

the dew
Numbers 11:9
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