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דאה and ראה , Leviticus 11:14; Isaiah 34:15; a large bird of prey, somewhat resembling the eagle. There are several birds of the vulturine kind, which, though they differ much in respect to colour and dimensions, yet are all easily distinguished by their naked heads, and beaks partly straight and partly crooked. They are frequent in Arabia, Egypt, and many parts of Africa and Asia. They have a most indelicate voracity, preying more upon carrion than live animals. They were declared unclean in the Levitical constitution.

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Vulture'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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