A Natural History of Biblical Lands (6)

The Sparrow

The Hebrew word is tsippor, which is rendered “fowl” seven times, “bird” 64 times and “sparrow” twice (Psa 84:3; 102:7). It is used of any small “clean” bird, but in the LXX the Greek word strouthion refers specifically to the sparrow.

The sparrow be…

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