Swallow [N] [E]

Heb. deror in ( Psalms 84:3 ; Proverbs 26:2 ) Heb. agur in ( Isaiah 38:14 ; Jeremiah 8:7 ) but "crane" is more probably the true signification of agur [CRANE]). The rendering of the Authorized Version for deror seems correct. The characters ascribed in the passages where the names occur are strictly applicable to the swallow, viz., its swiftness of flight, its meeting in the buildings of the temple, its mournful, garrulous note, and its regular migrations, shared indeed in common with several others. Many species of swallow occur in Palestine. All those common in England are found.

[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 'Swallow'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.