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Holman Bible Dictionary

Screech Owl


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English translation used for different Hebrew terms by different translations. KJV used for lilith ( Isaiah 34:14 ). See Isaiah 34:11 ; Zephaniah 2:14 ) but simply “owls” at Isaiah 14:23 . NRSV used “screech owl” at Zephaniah 2:14 . NIV also used “screech owl” for Hebrew tachmas ( Leviticus 11:16 ; Deuteronomy 14:15 ). REB used “screech owl” for Hebrew yanshuph ( Leviticus 11:17 ; Deuteronomy 14:16 ; Isaiah 34:11 ). Qippod may be Syrnium aluco or Scops giu . Others suggest the Arabian desert fowl (Ammoperdrix heyi ). Tachmas cannot be identified with any certainty. Yanshoph may be the eared owl ( Asiootus ) or the Merops apiaster . See Owl .


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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 'Screech Owl'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/s/screech-owl.html. 1991.

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Monday, October 26th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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