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Fowl


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The word is now generally restricted to the larger, especially the edible birds, but formerly it denoted all flying creatures; in Le 11:20 the King James Version we have even, "all fowls that creep, going upon all four," Le 11:21, "every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four."

1. Old Testament Terms and References:


2. In the Levitical Law:

In the Levitical law fowls (birds) were distinguished as clean and unclean (Le 11:13; De 14:11-20; compare Ge 8:20); the first were allowed to be eaten because they fed on grains, seeds, and vegetables; the second were forbidden because they fed on flesh and carrion.

3. New Testament References and Illustrative Uses:



See also

  • Birds