Mentioned among the offerings made by the very poor. Two sparrows were sold for a farthing ( Matthew 10:29 ), and five for two farthings ( Luke 12:6 ). The Hebrew word thus rendered is tsippor , which properly denotes the whole family of small birds which feed on grain ( Leviticus 14:4 ; Psalms 84:3 ; 102:7 ). The Greek word of the New Testament is strouthion ( Matthew 10:29-31 ), which is thus correctly rendered.
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 InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Sparrow". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".