Lectionary Calendar
Monday, June 17th, 2024
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11
Attention!
For 10¢ a day you can enjoy StudyLight.org ads
free while helping to build churches and support pastors in Uganda.
Click here to learn more!

Bible Dictionaries
Partridge

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Search for…
or
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Partition
Next Entry
Parvaim
Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

A well-known bird, three varieties of which are found in Palestine. Saul's hunting of David like a partridge upon the mountain, 1 Samuel 26:20 , may be illustrated by an occasional practice of the Arabs, who, observing that this bird becomes languid on being started several times in quick succession, at length rush suddenly in upon it and knock it over with their clubs. In Jeremiah 17:11 , we may best render, as the partridge gathereth eggs which she hath not laid; the meaning being that she loses her toil since the young birds, when hatched, forsake her.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Partridge'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ats/​p/partridge.html. 1859.
 
adsfree-icon
Ads FreeProfile