Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Stork

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Stork

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Stork By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) The Bible name of this bird means gentleness or affection, and the stork very well deserves such a name. It is very kind indeed to its young ones, and takes pains to find some things for them that it does not itself eat. It … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Scorpion

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Scorpion

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Scorpion By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) This frightful creature is several times mentioned in the Bible. It is the largest among insects, and more dangerous than any of them. It is sometimes found in Europe, and is there about four inches long; but those of hot countries are sometimes more … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Roe or Gazelle

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Roe or Gazelle

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Roe or Gazelle By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) The roe belongs to the class of antelopes-animals very much resembling the deer; they are equally innocent and beautiful, and are often mentioned together in the Bible. The form of the antelope is, if possible, still more graceful than that of the … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Raven

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Raven

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Raven By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) The raven has always been very well known to man, and is mentioned almost at the beginning of the Bible. You remember that this was the first bird that Noah sent out of the ark to see whether the waters had begun to dry … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Quail

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Quail

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Quail By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) The quail is about the size of a pigeon. It is called a bird of passage, because it does not always live in the same place, but spends the winter in one country, and in the spring flies away to another. In their journies, … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Peacock

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Peacock

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Peacock By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) The peacock is first mentioned in the Bible in the time of Solomon. He used to send his vessels to distant countries, and they came back once in three years, bringing gold, and silver, and ivory, and apes, and peacocks Solomon was the richest … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Ostrich

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Ostrich

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Ostrich By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) The ostrich is sometimes called the “camel-bird,” because it is so very large, because it can go a long time without water, and because it lives in desert and sandy places, as the camel does. It is often taller than the tallest man you … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Night-Hawk

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Night-Hawk

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Night-Hawk By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) I believe this is the only animal of any kind mentioned in the Bible, the name of which begins with N. It is named in the 11th chapter of Leviticus, among other birds, such as the owl, the cuckoo and the raven, which the … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Mole

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Mole

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Mole By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) I remember but two places in the Bible where this animal is mentioned. One is in Leviticus, where it is named among the unclean animals which the Israelites were forbidden to eat; and the other is this verse in the second chapter of Isaiah: … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Locust

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Locust

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Locust By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) The locust is called an insect, as well as the ant and the bee, but instead of being harmless, as they usually are, it does a great deal of injury. It is also much larger than they; for it is generally three inches long, … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Horse

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Horse

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Horse By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) There is a fine description of a war-horse in the book of Job-a book which some think to be the oldest in the world. It is in the thirty-ninth chapter. Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst … Continue reading

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Ibex or the Wild Goat

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Ibex or the Wild Goat

Scripture Alphabet of Animals: The Ibex or the Wild Goat By Harriet N. Cook (1814-1843) The Ibex is a kind of goat, but different from the one described at page 33. It is sometimes called the Rock Goat, or Wild Goat; and the last is the name given it in the Bible. It resembles the … Continue reading