Dove

Doves in Israel

Doves in Israel

Dove, The

Clean and used as food — Deuteronomy 14:11.

Offered in sacrifice — Genesis 15:9; Leviticus 1:14.

Impiously sold in the court of the temple — Matthew 21:12; John 2:16.

Characterised by

  • Simplicity. — Matthew 10:16.
  • Comeliness of countenance. — Song of Solomon 2:14.
  • Softness of eyes. — Song of Solomon 1:15.
  • Sweetness of voice. — Song of Solomon 2:14.
  • Richness of plumage. — Psalms 68:13.

Mournful tabering of, alluded to — Nahum 2:7.

Dwells in rocks — Song of Solomon 2:14; Jeremiah 48:28.

Frequents streams and rivers — Song of Solomon 5:12.

Sent from the ark by Noah — Genesis 8:8,10,12.

Why considered the emblem of peace — Genesis 8:11.

The harbinger of spring — Song of Solomon 2:12.

Illustrative

  • Of the Holy Spirit. — Matthew 3:16; John 1:32.
  • Of the meekness of Christ. — Song of Solomon 5:12.
  • Of the church. — Song of Solomon 2:14; Song of Solomon 5:2.
  • Of mourners. — Isaiah 38:14; Isaiah 59:11.
  • Of converts to the church. — Isaiah 60:8.
  • (In its flight,) of the return of Israel from captivity. — Hosea 11:11.

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