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Osprey

Osprey [N] [S]

Heb. 'ozniyyah, an unclean bird according to the Mosaic law ( Leviticus 11:13 ; Deuteronomy 14:12 ); the fish-eating eagle (Pandion haliaetus); one of the lesser eagles. But the Hebrew word may be taken to denote the short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus of Southern Europe), one of the most abundant of the eagle tribe found in Palestine.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Osprey". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Osprey. [N] [E]

The Hebrew word occurs in ( Leviticus 11:13 ) and Deuteronomy 14:12 so the name of some unclean bird. Its probably either the osprey (Pandion haliaetus ) or the white-tailed eagle (Haliaetus albicella ).


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Osprey'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.