One of a number of birds regarded in the OT as unclean and thus unfit for human consumption (Lev 11:13-19; Deut 14:12-18). Its exact identity is unknown; some have conjectured it designates some species of owl.

Lev 11:13-19

13These you shall regard as detestable among the birds. They shall not be eaten; they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the osprey,14the buzzard, the ... View more

Deut 14:12-18

12But these are the ones that you shall not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the osprey,13the buzzard, the kite, of any kind;14every raven of any kind;15the ostrich ... View more

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