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Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Quail

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Mentioned in Exodus 16:11-13 and Numbers 11:31 (comp. Psalms 78:27, 105:40) in connection with the miraculous feeding of the children of Israel in the wilderness. Quails pass over the Sinaitic Peninsula in vast numbers, migrating northward in spring and returning south in the autumn. They fly very low, are soon fatigued, and fall an easy prey. Yoma 75b enumerates four kinds of quail, including, besides the quail proper, the fieldfare, the partridge, and the thrush. The fatness of the quail likewise is alluded to.

Bibliography:
  • Tristram, Natural History of the Bible, p. 229;
  • Lewysohn, Zoologie des Talmuds, p. 210.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Quail'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/q/quail.html. 1901.

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