Birds of the Bible

A Guide for Bible Readers and Birdwatchers

An engaging and informative study of all the birds mentioned in the Bible, relating the references both to Bible times and to birdwatching in the Holy Land now and, where appropriate, explaining the message or symbolism behind the references to birds, for the benefit of pilgrims and birdwatchers. The Prologue sets the scene by giving a simple description of the topography and climate in Israel, so that readers - wherever they are - may get a sense of what the place is like. The following chapters cover topics such as the creation of birds; bird migration; Job's birds; birds and Jesus; and singing and nesting birds. Some species are written about in detail. Others, especially those whose identity is disputed, get less attention. Birds are mentioned repeatedly in the Bible. They play a big role in illustrating the authors' intentions and in describing the characters in the stories. Illustrated with exquisite watercolours, this book reveals the significance and identity of all of the birds in the Old and New Testaments.

Peter Goodfellow Peter Goodfellow is a retired schoolteacher and lifelong birdwatcher. He is a past Chairman of Devon Birdwatching and Preservation Society and is regularly involved with BTO surveys. His previous publications include Shakespeare's Birds, and the AA Iluustrated Birds of Britain & Europe.

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