Today’s Birds of the Bible

Updated at 8:10 pm They are all finished. Hope you enjoy reading them. ******** Today, instead of doing my regular Birds of the Bible article, I am going to try to finish the Scripture Alphabet of Animals series. I have all the birds finished and am working hard to finish the rest of the animals … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Hart and Hind

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Hart and Hind By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) Several animals of the deer kind are mentioned in the Bible under the names of Fallow-deer, Hart, Hind, and Roe-buck. They were all numbered among the clean animals, or those which the Israelites were allowed to eat; as we see in Deut. … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Goat

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Goat By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843)  There are two kinds of goat in the countries where the Bible was written; one very much like those that we sometimes see; the other differing from it in several respects, especially in the greater length of its ears. It is supposed that … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Fox or Jackal

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Fox or Jackal By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) It is not quite certain whether the fox mentioned in the Bible is the same animal that we now call by that name. It probably means what we now call the jackal. This animal is about as large as a common sized … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Dog

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Dog By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) There are many dogs in the countries where the Bible was written, but the people do not like them as well as we do, and do not let them live about their yards and houses. So the dogs go wandering about without any master, … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Camel

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Camel By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) There are two or three varieties of the camel, but they do not differ from each other much more than our horses, some of which, the stout and strong, we use to draw heavy loads; others, more slender and graceful, we use for riding. … Continue reading

Learning from the Birds – Overwhelmed

But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; And the birds of the air, and they will tell you; (Job 12:7 NKJV) Brood parasites are organisms that use the strategy of brood parasitism, found among birds, fish or insects, involving the manipulation and use of host individuals either of the same or different … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Ass (Donkey)

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Ass (Donkey) By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) Perhaps you may have seen the ass, though it is not very common in this country. It has some resemblance to a horse, but is not as large, and generally seems rather sleepy and dull. In some countries, such as those where the … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Vulture

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Vulture By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) The vulture is called a bird of prey, because it lives on flesh; but it has not such strong claws as the eagle, to seize and tear its food. It does not often kill other animals; but preys upon those that have been killed … Continue reading