Pigeons are mentioned as among the offerings which, by divine appointment, Abram presented unto the Lord ( Genesis 15:9 ). They were afterwards enumerated among the sin-offerings ( Leviticus 1:14 ; 12:6 ), and the law provided that those who could not offer a lamb might offer two young pigeons ( 5:7 ; Compare Luke 2:24 ). (See DOVE .)
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
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Pigeon". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".