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Holman Bible Dictionary

Cuckow

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KJV translation for an unclean bird (Leviticus 11:16 ; Deuteronomy 14:15 ); also spelled cuckoo. Since the bird in question is grouped with carrion-eating or predatory birds, the cuckoo would seem to be eliminated since it only eats insects. Modern versions read “sea gull.”


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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Cuckow'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/c/cuckow.html. 1991.

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