What does Dove mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
περιστερὰν a dove. 4
הַיּוֹנָ֖ה dove 2
יוֹנָתִ֣י dove 2
(דִּבְיוֹנִ֖ים‪‬) dung 1
הַיּוֹנָ֨ה dove 1
הַיּוֹנָה֙ dove 1
הַיּוֹנָ֔ה dove 1
וּכְיוֹנָ֖ה dove 1
כְּיוֹנָ֥ה dove 1
(צוֹאָתָ֗ם) dung 1
כְיוֹנָ֔ה dove 1
! כַּיּוֹנָ֗ה dove 1
י֬וֹנַת dove 1
י֭וֹנָה dove 1
יוֹנִֽים dove 1
יוֹנָתִ֞י dove 1
יוֹנִ֔ים dove 1
כַּיּוֹנָ֑ה dove 1

Definitions Related to Dove

G4058


   1 a Dove.
   

H3123


   1 Dove, pigeon.
   

Frequency of Dove (original languages)

Frequency of Dove (English)

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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Dove (2)
(Anglo-Saxon: gast)
The Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. He is the Spirit of the Father and of the Son and proceeds alike from Both, as from one common principle. He is the personal infinite term of the eternal act of mutual love of the Father and the Son; hence His name of Spirit or Holy Ghost, as the issue or term of God's eternal love or act of will. He is also called the Spirit of Truth, the Creator Spirit, the Sanctifier, as the gifts of creation (or recreation, or regeneration), of revelation, and of sanctification are the outpourings of God's love, and so appropriated to the Spirit of Love, though all eternal Divine effects belong to the common or united action of the Three Divine Persons. He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace. Jesus promised that the Spirit of Truth would "teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you." (John 14) See also:
fruits of the Holy Ghost
gifts of the Holy Ghost
novena to the Holy Ghost
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Dove
In Christian antiquity, a symbol and a Eucharistic vessel.
As a symbol of the Holy Spirit it is specially connected with Baptism (Matthew 3). In pictures of the Annunciation it signifies the Incarnation of Our Saviour by the power of the Holy Ghost. It also symbolizes marytrdom and the Church. The dove with an olive branch was used on a sarcophagus to signify peace and hope of Resurrection; in flight, it represents the Ascension of Christ or the entrance of saints into glory.
Since early medieval times the Holy Eucharist was reserved for the sick in a dove-shaped vessel suspended to the baldachino over the altar; later the dove was enclosed in a tower upon the altar. A vessel of like form was hung over the early baptisteries.
In art it is the emblem of the following saints,
Saint Agnes of Rome - woman with a dove holding a ring in its beak
Saint Ambrose of Milan
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena - Dominican with a dove (the Holy Spirit) whispering in his ear as he preaches
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Saint Basil the Great - the dove is near the supernational fire that indicates descent of the Holy Spirit on Basil
Saint Colman of Lindisfarne - the name Colman means dove
Saint Colomba of Rieti - Dominican tertiary with a dove indicating the Holy Spirit
Saint Dathus - chosen as bishop when a dove descended on him and those present took it as a sign
Saint David of Wales - as proof of the truth of his preaching, a dove settled on his shoulder as he spoke
Saint Devota - as her martyred body was being taken home, a storm threatened to wreck the boat; a dove emerged from her mouth, and the storm stopped
Saint Dunstan of Canterbury - man writing with a dove (the Holy Spirit) nearby
Saint Eulalia of Merida
Pope Saint Fabian - chosen pope when a dove settled on his head and the people took it as a sign
Pope Saint Gregory the Great
Saint Ida of Herzfield - woman with a dove hovering over her head
Saint Ivo of Kermartin - lawyer surrounded by doves (the Holy Spirit)
Saint Joachim - elderly man carrying a basket of doves
Saint John Chrysostom
Saint Oliva
Saint Oswald
Saint Remigius
Saint Scholastica - at her death, her brother, Saint Benedict of Nursia, saw her soul ascend to heaven as a dove
Saint Teresa of Avila - Carmelite nun with a dove (the Holy Spirit) nearby while she writes
Saint Thomas Aquinas - Dominican with a dove (the Holy Spirit) speaking in his ear as he writes
Pope Saint Zachary - with a dove and olive branch to indicate his work as a peace maker
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Ark And Dove
Names of the vessels in which the first colonists arrived in Maryland, March 25, 1634, under the leadership of Leonard Calvert, as governor, and the spiritual direction of the Jesuit chaplains Andrew White and John Altham.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Turtle Dove
TURTLE DOVE . See Dove.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Dove
It would be unnecessary to offer any observations simply on this bird, as it is in itself, but as it is made use of by the Scriptures of God, as figurative of the Holy Ghost, and also by the Lord Jesus, to denote the loveliness of his church, it merits our attention. It was in the form of a dove that the Holy Ghost descended upon the blessed Jesus at his baptism. (Matthew 13:6) And it was the dove that brought the tidings of the waters being assuaged into the ark, by the olive branch in his mouth. (Genesis 8:12) And Christ compares his church to the beauty and gentleness of the dove. (Song of Song of Solomon 2:14) And the comparison is certainly very just; for as the dove in nature is a very beautiful, and clean, and affectionate creature, so the church in grace, when washed in Christ's blood, and justified in Christ's righteousness, and made comely from the comeliness her Lord hath put upon her, is all-glorious within, and hath no spot, or blemish, but is without blame before Jesus in love. Hence, the Psalmist sweetly sings of the church—"Though she hath lain among the pots, yet shall she be like the wings of a dove, covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold." (Psalms 68:13)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Dove, Turtle-Dove
1: περιστερά (Strong's #4058 — Noun Feminine — peristera — per-is-ter-ah' ) denotes "a dove or pigeon," Matthew 3:16 ; 10:16 (indicating its proverbial harmlessness); 21:12; Mark 1:10 ; 11:15 ; Luke 2:24 ("pigeons"); 3:22; John 1:32 ; 2:14,16 .
2: τρυγών (Strong's #5167 — — trugon — troo-gone' ) denotes "a turtle-dove" (from truzo, "to murmur, to coo"), Luke 2:24 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Dove
In their wild state doves generally build their nests in the clefts of rocks, but when domesticated "dove-cots" are prepared for them (Song of Solomon 2:14 ; Jeremiah 48:28 ; Isaiah 60:8 ). The dove was placed on the standards of the Assyrians and Babylonians in honour, it is supposed, of Semiramis (Jeremiah 25:38 ; Vulg., "fierceness of the dove;" Compare Jeremiah 46:16 ; 50:16 ). Doves and turtle-doves were the only birds that could be offered in sacrifice, as they were clean according to the Mosaic law (Genesis 15:9 ; Leviticus 5:7 ; 12:6 ; Luke 2:24 ). The dove was the harbinger of peace to Noah (Genesis 8:8,10 ). It is often mentioned as the emblem of purity (Psalm 68:13 ). It is a symbol of the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2 ; Matthew 3:16 ; Mark 1:10 ; Luke 3:22 ; John 1:32 ); also of tender and devoted affection (Song of Solomon 1:15 ; 2:14 ). David in his distress wished that he had the wings of a dove, that he might fly away and be at rest (Psalm 55:6-8 ). There is a species of dove found at Damascus "whose feathers, all except the wings, are literally as yellow as gold" (68:13).
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Turtle, Turtle-Dove
Its peculiar peaceful and gentle habit its often referred to in Scripture. A pair was offered in sacrifice by Mary at her purification (Luke 2:24 ). The pigeon and the turtle-dove were the only birds permitted to be offered in sacrifice (Leviticus 1:14 ; 5:7 ; 14:22 ; 15:14,29 , etc.). The Latin name of this bird, Turtur , Is derived from its note, and is a repetition of the Hebrew name Tor . Three species are found in Palestine, (1) the turtle-dove (Turtur auritus), (2) the collared turtle (T. risorius), and (3) the palm turtle (T. Senegalensis). But it is to the first of these species which the various passages of Scripture refer. It is a migratory bird ( Jeremiah 8:7 ; Song of Solomon 2:11,12 ). "Search the glades and valleys, even by sultry Jordan, at the end of March, and not a turtle-dove is to be seen. Return in the second week of April, and clouds of doves are feeding on the clovers of the plain. They overspread the whole face of the land." "Immediately on its arrival it pours forth from every garden, grove, and wooded hill its melancholy yet soothing ditty unceasingly from early dawn till sunset. It is from its plaintive and continuous note, doubtless, that David, pouring forth his heart's sorrow to God, compares himself to a turtle-dove" (Psalm 74:19 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Dove on Far Off Terebinths
Part of the superscription of Psalm 56:1 (NRSV; compare REB, NIV) probably a reference to the secular tune to which the psalm was to be sung. “Hind of the Dawn” ( Psalm 22:1 REB) and “Lilies” ( Psalm 45:1 NIV) are possibly other hymn tunes. An alternative explanation relates to the association of doves with the ritual of atonement. In this case the title indicates an atonement psalm. See Terebinths. KJV transliterates the Hebrew, Jonath-elem-rechokim.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Dove
See Birds .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Turtle, Turtle-Dove
Turtur auritus (Heb. tor ). The name is phonetic, evidently derived from the plaintive cooing of the bird. It is one of the smaller members of the group of birds which ornithologists usually call pigeons . The turtle-dove occurs first in Scripture in ( Genesis 15:9 ) In the Levitical law a pair of turtle-doves or of young pigeons are constantly prescribed as a substitute for those who were too poor to provide a lamb or a kid. The offering of two young pigeons must have been one easily within the reach of the poorest. The admission of a pair of turtle-doves was perhaps a yet further concession to extreme poverty, for they were extremely numerous, and their young might easily be found and captured by those who did not possess pigeons. In the valley of the Jordan, an allied species, the palm-dove (so named because it builds its nest in the palm tree), or Egyptian turtle-- Turtur aegyptiacus , Temm.--is by no means uncommon. It is not improbable that the palm-dove may in some measure have supplied the sacrifice in the wilderness, for it is found in amazing numbers wherever the palm tree occurs, whether wild or cultivated. From its habit of pairing for life, and its fidelity to its mate, the turtle-dove was a symbol of purity and an appropriate offering. The regular migration of the turtle-dove and its return in the spring are alluded to in ( Jeremiah 8:7 ) and Song of Solomon 2:11,12 It is from its plaintive note doubtless that David in ( Psalm 74:19 ) pouring forth his lament to God, compares himself to a turtle-dove.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Dove
Emblem of peace (Genesis 8:7-12). After God's wrath for sin had been executed upon the earth, the dove was thrice sent forth; at the first sending she found no rest for the sole of her foot until she put herself in Noah's (or "comforter") hand, and was drawn into the ark; on the second trip, she brought back the olive leaf, the earnest of the restored earth; on the third trip, she was able to roam at large, no longer needing the ark's shelter. As the raven messenger "going forth to and fro," alighting on but never entering into the ark, symbolizes the unbelieving that have "no peace," "like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest" (Isaiah 57:20-21): so the dove, in its threefold embassy, represents respectively the first return of the soul to its rest, the loving hand of Jesus; its subsequent reception of the dovelike spirit, the earnest of the final inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14); and its actual entrance finally on the new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21), where there will be no need of the arklike church to separate between the world and God's people, between the saved and unsaved, where all shall be safe and blessed forever and the church shall be co-extensive with the world.
As the lamb is the emblem of the Savior, so the dove of the Holy Spirit the Comforter, because of its gentleness, tenderness, innocence, and constant love (Matthew 3:16). He changes us into His own likeness. The liquid full soft eye is the emblem of the heavenly bride's eye, through which the soul beams out (Song of Solomon 1:15). Contrast the sinner's eye (Matthew 20:15; 2 Peter 2:14). The church's unsheltered innocence in the world calls forth the prayer: "Deliver not the soul of Thy turtle dove unto the multitude of the wicked" (Psalms 74:19; Psalms 55:11). Their plaintive note symbolizes the mourning penitent (Isaiah 59:11).
The change from the Egyptian bondage amidst the face blackening potteries to the freedom and beauty of Israel's theocratic state is expressed in Psalms 68:13-14, "though ye have lien (lain) among the pots yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold," the dove's outspread wings reflecting a golden or silver splendor according to the direction in which the sunshine falls on them, typifying the dovelike spirit of joy and peace beaming forth from the believer, once darkness, but now light in the Lord. The dove's timidity answers to the believer fleeing from sin, self, and wrath, to the refuge in the cleft Rock of ages (Song of Solomon 2:14; Jeremiah 48:28; Isaiah 26:4, margin). Its gregariousness answers to the communion of saints, all having flocked together to Christ (Isaiah 60:8); the returning Israelites shall so flock to Jerusalem, as doves in a cloud to their cotes; and the converted Gentiles to Israel.
Saints must imitate its harmless simplicity (Matthew 7:16), but not its silliness (Hosea 7:11). The Israelites under God's visitation of the enemy's invasion "shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys" (Ezekiel 7:16); as doves which usually frequent valleys mount up to the mountains when fearing the birdcatcher (Psalms 11:1), so Israel, once dwelling in the peaceful valleys, shall flee from the foe to the mountains, once the scene of their highplace idolatries, now retributively the scene of their abject flight. In Jeremiah 25:38, "because of the fierceness of the oppressor" (Hebrew: the dove), the allusion is to the Chaldaean standard, the dove, the symbol of Venus. Semiramis the queen was said to have been nourished by doves when exposed at birth, and at death to have been transformed into a dove. In 2 Kings 6:25 the "dove's dung" sold for food in the famine seems to have been a vegetable or poor grain or vetch pea, so named, that grew in the land not built upon and lying, as is common in the East, within the city.
Linnaeus identified it with the Οrnithogalum umbellatum , with eatable bulbs, "the star of Bethlehem"; the color of the flowers, white mixed with green, originated the name "dove's dung," which is of like color. Keil thinks it to be a saltwort yielding alkali, Ηerba alkali . Josephus, however (B. J., 5:13, section 7), mentions literal dung having been eaten in terrible famine. The offering of a dove was the alternative permitted to those unable to afford a more costly one, an alternative adopted instead of the lamb by the Virgin mother at her purification, a proof of the poverty to which our Lord stooped at His incarnation. The sellers of doves profaned the temple court by selling doves to meet the wants of the poorer classes (John 2:13-17).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Turtle (Dove)
tor ; Latin, tur-tur , from imitation of its cooing note. Abraham's offering (Genesis 15:9) with a young pigeon (gozal ). A pair was the poor man's substitute for the lamb or kid, as trespass, sin, or burnt offering (Leviticus 12:6); so the Virgin mother for her purification, through poverty (Luke 2:24; 2 Corinthians 8:9). Also in the case of a Nazarite accidentally defiled by a dead body (Numbers 6:10). Owing to its being migratory and timid, the turtle was never domesticated as the pigeon; but being numerous, and building its nest in gardens, it afforded its young as an easy prey to those who did not own even pigeons. The palm dove, Τurtur Αegyptiacus , probably supplied the sacrifices in Israel's desert journey, for its nests abound in palms on oases. Its habit of pairing for life, and its love to its mate, made it a symbol of purity and so a suitable offering.
Jeremiah (Jeremiah 8:7) makes its return at its proper time in spring a tacit reproof of Israel who know not the seasonable time of returning to Him when the "winter" of His wrath is past and He invites them back to the "spring" of His favor. Christ in inviting His people to gospel hopes from past legalism ("the winter is past": Matthew 4:16; 1 John 2:8; also past estrangement through sin, Isaiah 44:22; Jeremiah 50:20; 2 Corinthians 5:17) says "the voice of the turtle is heard in the land" (Song of Solomon 2:11-12). the emblem of love and so of the Holy Spirit. Love is the keynote of the new song of the redeemed (Revelation 1:5; Revelation 14:3; Revelation 19:6; Isaiah 35:10).
The turtle dove represents "the congregation of God's poor" which the psalmist (Psalms 74:19) prays God not to deliver "unto the wild beasts" (Septuagint, Vulgate, Arabic), or "to the greedy host" (Maurer). The turtle marks the return of spring still more than other singing birds, for it alone unceasingly sings from morn until sunset. The Τurtur auritus abounds in Palestine; plaintive tender melancholy characterizes its note. The turtle is smaller, more slender and elegant, than the pigeon. It is also distinguished by having the tall feathers graduated in length, and forming together a wedge in shape; the first quill feather of the wing is narrow and pointed. A black band passes nearly round the neck of the collared species, which is of a pale hue. From its prevalence in N. Africa it is called the Barbary dove.
Webster's Dictionary - Dove-Eyed
(a.) Having eyes like a dove; meekeyed; as, dove-eyed Peace.
Webster's Dictionary - Dove
(1):
of Dive
(2):
(n.) A pigeon of the genus Columba and various related genera. The species are numerous.
(3):
(n.) A word of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.
King James Dictionary - Dove
DOVE, n. G.
1. The oenas, or domestic pigeon, a species of Columba. Its color is a deep bluish ash color the breast is dashed with a fine changeable green and purple the sides of the neck, with a copper color. In a wild state, it builds its nest in holes of rocks or in hollow trees, but it is easily domesticated, and forms one of the luxuries of the table. 2. A word of endearment, or an emblem of innocence. Song of Song of Solomon 2:14 .
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Dove (Turtle)
Genesis 15:9 (c) This covenant was instituted by GOD with Abram; and the animals used in establishing the covenant were to assure Abram that though his people would be in the furnace of Egypt suffering under the lash and slavery, yet through it all the sacrifice would be effective for them, and they would be able to maintain a light for GOD through all their tribulation. Probably the various animals mentioned represent different aspects of the value of the sacrifice in the eyes of men. (See also Leviticus 12:6; Leviticus 14:22).
Leviticus 1:5, Leviticus 1:10, Leviticus 1:14 (c) This small offering, the dove, may represent a small view or knowledge of CHRIST, which is often the case with some converts. They only see that JESUS saves, and they trust Him to do it. Other converts have a greater knowledge of CHRIST, the "lamb" understanding of the value of CHRIST. Others have a very large grasp of the truth when they are saved, and this is the "bullock" aspect.
Psalm 74:19 (a) Asaph, the song leader for David, compares himself to this weak, powerless and defenseless bird. He desired the protecting care of the Almighty GOD because of his own weakness.
Isaiah 38:14 (a) This is a type of one who is depressed, discouraged and disconsolate.
Jeremiah 48:28 (b) Here is a type of one who has tried every refuge and then finally flies to CHRIST to hide under His protection and care.
Matthew 3:16 (a) Here is represented the manner in which the Spirit descended. The Spirit did not look like a dove, neither did JESUS look like a sheep. The Spirit descended in great sweeping spirals as a dove descends and rests upon the ground. The passage refers only to the action and the manner in which the Spirit descended, and does not refer to the shape of the Holy Spirit for none of the persons of the Godhead are shaped like the animal with which they are compared or contrasted. (See also Mark 1:10, Luke 3:22, John 1:32).
Song of Solomon 2:14 (a) Some believe that the church is referred to in this passage, and others believe that it is the Lord JESUS. It seems more likely to be the church, for the church is weak and helpless, and the rock probably represents the Lord JESUS in whom we Christians hide. (See also Song of Solomon 5:2; Song of Solomon 6:9).
Hosea 7:11 (a) Ephraim is a name applied to backsliding Israel. In this passage she is compared to this poor, simple, helpless bird which is a prey to every enemy. (See also Hosea 11:11).
Webster's Dictionary - Dove Plant
A Central American orchid (Peristeria elata), having a flower stem five or six feet high, with numerous globose white fragrant flowers. The column in the center of the flower resembles a dove; - called also Holy Spirit plant.
Webster's Dictionary - Sea Dove
The little auk, or rotche. See Illust. of Rotche.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Dove
DOVE (περιστερά).—Its gentle nature makes the dove a frequent simile in ancient literature. Christ bids His disciples to be harmless as doves, and to unite with such gentleness a wisdom like the serpent’s (Matthew 10:16). Meyer, in loc., takes this to mean, ‘Be prudent in regard to dangers in which you are placed, quick to see and avoid dangers; and always be full of uprightness, never taking any questionable way of escape.’ As the serpent is the most cunning of the beasts of the field, so should the Lord’s disciples have wisdom to understand the subtleties of Satan; but no evil is to mix with such wisdom. Along with it there must be found a purity and simplicity of heart of which the harmless, gentle dove is the symbol. The truest wisdom for the Christian is to keep always the simplicity of the dove. A nature purified by the Spirit of Christ will have wise penetration enough to defeat all the wiles of Satan.
The dove, the emblem of perfect innocence, is used (Matthew 3:16 and parallels) as a symbol of the Holy Spirit, who is the power and wisdom of God, acting on the spirits of men. When the dove appeared to sit on the Saviour’s head, it denoted the Divine recognition of His holiness (Matthew 3:17), and His official consecration to the Messianic ministry. As the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews says, ‘He was holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sinners’ (Matthew 7:26).
It has been thought that the dove had a sacrosanct character among the Hebrews. Though it was a favourite food with some neighbouring peoples, it was not eaten in Palestine. Young pigeons and doves were offered in sacrifice, where no sacrificial meal was involved. So we find in the temple courts them that sold doves (Matthew 21:12, Mark 11:15, John 2:14; John 2:16),—no doubt for such sacrifices,—whom Christ drove out, along with the money-changers. In Palestine the dove was considered sacred by the Phœnicians and the Philistines, and the Samaritans were often accused of worshipping it. There were holy doves at Mecca; and, according to Lucian (Dea Syria, 54), doves were taboo to the Syrians; he who touched them being unclean a whole day.
In Christian Art in representations of the Lord’s Baptism, the presence of the Holy Spirit is indicated by the dove. In churches in early times the figure of a dove appeared in the baptisteries, a golden or silver dove being suspended above the font. Lamps, too, were sometimes made in the form of doves. In later times pyxes were sometimes made of gold and silver in the shape of a dove, and used for the reservation of the host.
Exclusive of the turtle-dove, four species of dove are found in Palestine: Columba palumbus, the ring-dove, or wood-pigeon; Columba aenas, the stock-dove, found in Gilead and Bashan and the Jordan Valley; Columba livia, the rock-dove, abundant along the coast and in the uplands; Columba schimperi, closely allied to the preceding, and found in the interior.
Literature.—Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, s.v.; Thomson, Land and Book (1878), p. 268 ff.; Expositor, 1st ser. ix. [1] p. 81 ff.
David M. W. Laird.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Turtle, Turtle Dove
Where the word 'turtle' occurs in the A.V. the 'turtle-dove' is always to be understood. They are of the family of pigeons, and are plentiful in Palestine, of which there are several species. They could easily be procured by the poorest for the offerings, and a pair of them was brought when the Lord was presented in the temple. Genesis 15:9 ; Leviticus 1:14 ; Leviticus 5:7,11 ; Leviticus 12:6,8 ; Numbers 6:10 ; Psalm 74:19 ; Jeremiah 8:7 ; Luke 2:24 . They are the harbinger of spring and when they return from their migration are a symbol of fruitfulness. Song of Solomon 2:12 . The Turtur risorius is a dove found in Palestine. See DOVE.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Dove
Dove. A clean bird in the Mosiac law sent out by Noah. Genesis 8:8; Genesis 8:12. The Hebrew word yonah includes the various varieties of doves and pigeons found in Palestine, excepting turtle-doves, called tôr. There are very many allusions to this bird, for its beauty of plumage, Psalms 68:13, its simpleness, Hosea 7:11, its harmlessness, Matthew 10:16, etc., so that it even symbolizes the Holy Spirit, the meekness, purity, and splendor of righteousness. Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32. Doves are frequently domesticated in the east. Pigeons and turtle-doves might, alone of birds, be offered in sacrifice; full-grown turtle-doves in pairs, but only the young of pigeons. Leviticus 1:14; Leviticus 6:7; Leviticus 6:11; Leviticus 12:6-8. They were the offering of the poorer classes; hence made by Mary. Luke 2:24. And on this account it was that those who sold doves established themselves in the precincts of the temple. Matthew 21:12; Mark 11:15; John 2:14-16.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Dove (2)
Dove's Dung. In the siege of Samaria by Ben-hadad, a fourth part of a cab of dove's dung was sold for five shekels. 2 Kings 6:25. Bochart supposes chick-peas here meant; but Keil, without deciding the question, produces testimony that excrement has been used for food in famine, and that the literal meaning is not impossible. Dr. Thomson considers dove's dung a coarse kind of bean. The seeds of millet are called "doves' seed" by the Hebrews, which favors the bulb or seed of some plant.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Turtle-Dove
Turtle-Dove. Psalms 74:19. By the Jewish law the poor who could not afford a more costly sacrifice were permitted to bring two turtle-doves or two young pigeons. Leviticus 12:6-8. As the former are not domesticated and breed everywhere in prodigious numbers, this provision was a great boon to the needy. The outward circumstances of Christ's parents are thus indicated in Luke 2:24.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Dove,
yonah , περιστερά. The well-known bird of the pigeon tribe, of which there are many species. These words are translated both 'dove' and 'pigeon.' For the turtle-dove the words tor , ατρυγών,are used, names supposed to be derived from the note of the bird. Pigeons are very common in Palestine, and if any persons were too poor to buy a pair for an offering the young could easily be caught in the holes of the rocks: thus God graciously ordered it that the poorest could obtain what was needed.
There are four species of doves that inhabit Palestine: of these the most abundant is the Rock Pigeon, or Blue Rock Dove, the Columba livia. They shun the habitation of man, and live in holes in the rocks. There are three species of turtle doves known in Palestine, which are both wild and domesticated. Some may often be seen in Jerusalem. The most abundant of these is perhaps the Turtur auritus.
The dove is commonly taken as the emblem of peace . the Holy Spirit descended on the Lord 'like a dove,' answering to "on earth peace, good will toward men." It is also an emblem of harmlessness: 'wise as serpents, harmless as doves.' Matthew 10:16 . In the Canticles the bridegroom three times calls the bride 'my dove,' and says she has 'doves' eyes;' she also says the latter of him. Song of Solomon 1:15 ; Song of Solomon 2:14 ; Song of Solomon 4:1 ; Song of Solomon 5:2,12 ; Song of Solomon 6:9 . Loving gentleness characterises the dove.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Dove
יונה . This beautiful genus of birds is very numerous in the east. In the wild state they generally build their nests in the holes or clefts of rocks, or in excavated trees; but they are easily taught submission and familiarity with mankind; and, when domesticated, build in structures erected for their accommodation, called "dove-cotes." They are classed by Moses among the clean birds; and it appears from the sacred as well as other writers, that doves were always held in the highest estimation among the eastern nations. Rosenmuller, in a note upon Bochart, derives the name from the Arabic, where it signifies mildness, gentleness, &c. The dove is mentioned in Scripture as the symbol of simplicity, innocence, gentleness, and fidelity, Hosea 7:11 ; Matthew 10:16 .
The following extract from Morier's Persian Travels illustrates a passage in Isaiah: "In the environs of the city, to the westward, near the Zainderood, are many pigeon houses, erected at a distance from habitations, for the sole purpose of collecting pigeons' dung for manure. They are large round towers, rather broader at the bottom than the top, and crowned by conical spiracles, through which the pigeons descend. Their interior resembles a honey-comb, pierced with a thousand holes, each of which forms a snug retreat for a nest. More care appears to have been bestowed upon their outside than upon that of the generality of the dwelling houses; for they are painted and ornamented. The extraordinary flights of pigeons which I have seen alight upon one of these buildings afford, perhaps, a good illustration for the passage in Isaiah 60:8 : ‘Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?' Their great numbers, and the compactness of their mass, literally look like a cloud at a distance, and obscure the sun in their passage."
The first mention of the dove in the Scripture is Genesis 8:8 ; Genesis 8:10-12 , where Noah sent one from the ark to ascertain if the waters of the deluge had assuaged. She was sent forth thrice. The first time she speedily returned; having, in all probability, gone but a little way from the ark, as she must naturally be terrified at the appearance of the waters. After seven days, being sent out a second time, she returned with an olive leaf plucked off, whereby it became evident that the flood was considerably abated, and had sunk below the tops of the trees; and thus relieved the fears and cheered the heart of Noah and his family. And hence the olive branch has ever been among the fore-runners of peace, and chief of those emblems by which a happy, state of renovation and restoration to prosperity had been signified to mankind. At the end of other seven days, the dove, being sent out a third time, returned no more; from which Noah conjectured that the earth was so far drained as to afford sustenance for the birds and fowls; and he therefore removed the covering of the ark, which probably gave liberty to many of the fowls to fly off; and these circumstances afforded him the greater facility for making arrangements for disembarking the other animals. Doves might be offered in sacrifice, when those who were poor could not bring a more costly offering.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Dove
DOVE . The words translated ‘dove’ apply equally to doves and pigeons. In Palestine seven varieties of the Columbœ are found. The most noticeable are: the wood pigeons or ring-doves ( Columba palumbus ), which fly in great flocks all over the land; the turtle-dove ( Turtur communis ), a harbinger of spring, arriving in the land in April ( Jeremiah 8:7 , Song of Solomon 2:12 ); and the palm turtle-dove ( Turtur senegalensis ), which is common in a semi-domesticated state in the streets and courts of Jerusalem. ‘Dove’ is a favourite name of affection ( Song of Solomon 1:15 ; Song of Solomon 4:1 ; Song of Solomon 5:2 ; Song of Solomon 5:12 ; Song of Solomon 6:9 ), and to-day it is one of the commonest names given to girls by Eastern Jewish parents. It is typical of harmlessness ( Matthew 10:16 ), helplessness ( Psalms 74:19 ), and innocence. The last quality doubtless makes it typical of the Holy Spirit ( Matthew 3:16 etc.). Doves were used in sacrifice ( Leviticus 5:7 ; Leviticus 12:6 etc.), and have been kept as pets for long ages.
E. W. G. Masterman.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Turtle-Dove
Or Turtle, the Columba Turtur; a distinct bird from the common dove or pigeon, smaller and differently marked, and having a soft and plaintive note, Isaiah 59:11 Ezekiel 7:16 . It is a bird of passage, Jeremiah 8:7 , leaving Palestine for a short trip to the south, and returning early in spring, Song of Song of Solomon 2:12 . It is timid and fond of seclusion, and pines in captivity, Psalm 11:1 . The law allowed it as a burnt or sin-offering by the poor, Leviticus 1:14 5:7 Matthew 21:22 , and in several cases of purification, etc., Leviticus 12:6-8 14:22 Numbers 6:10 Luke 2:24 . Before the giving of the law, Abraham offered birds, which he divided the other victims he left the birds entire, Genesis 15:9 .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Dove
The first menton of this bird occurs in Genesis 8 . The dove's rapidity of flight is alluded to in (Psalm 55:6 ) the beauty of its plumage in (Psalm 68:13 ) its dwelling int he rocks and valleys in (Jeremiah 48:28 ) and Ezekiel 7:16 Its mournful voice in ( Isaiah 38:14 ; 59:11 ; Nahum 2:7 ) its harmlessness in (Matthew 10:16 ) its simplicity in (Hosea 7:11 ) and its amativeness in (Song of Solomon 1:15 ; 2:14 ) Doves are kept in a domesticated state in many parts of the East. In Persia pigeon-houses are erected at a distance from the dwellings, for the purpose of collecting the dung as manure. There is probably an allusion to such a custom in (Isaiah 60:8 )

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Turtle Dove - TURTLE Dove . See Dove
Dove-Eyed - ) Having eyes like a Dove; meekeyed; as, Dove-eyed Peace
Dove - The Dove with an olive branch was used on a sarcophagus to signify peace and hope of Resurrection; in flight, it represents the Ascension of Christ or the entrance of saints into glory. ...
Since early medieval times the Holy Eucharist was reserved for the sick in a Dove-shaped vessel suspended to the baldachino over the altar; later the Dove was enclosed in a tower upon the altar. ...
In art it is the emblem of the following saints, ...
Saint Agnes of Rome - woman with a Dove holding a ring in its beak
Saint Ambrose of Milan
Blessed Ambrose Sansedoni of Siena - Dominican with a Dove (the Holy Spirit) whispering in his ear as he preaches
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Saint Basil the Great - the Dove is near the supernational fire that indicates descent of the Holy Spirit on Basil
Saint Colman of Lindisfarne - the name Colman means Dove
Saint Colomba of Rieti - Dominican tertiary with a Dove indicating the Holy Spirit
Saint Dathus - chosen as bishop when a Dove descended on him and those present took it as a sign
Saint David of Wales - as proof of the truth of his preaching, a Dove settled on his shoulder as he spoke
Saint Devota - as her martyred body was being taken home, a storm threatened to wreck the boat; a Dove emerged from her mouth, and the storm stopped
Saint Dunstan of Canterbury - man writing with a Dove (the Holy Spirit) nearby
Saint Eulalia of Merida
Pope Saint Fabian - chosen pope when a Dove settled on his head and the people took it as a sign
Pope Saint Gregory the Great
Saint Ida of Herzfield - woman with a Dove hovering over her head
Saint Ivo of Kermartin - lawyer surrounded by Doves (the Holy Spirit)
Saint Joachim - elderly man carrying a basket of Doves
Saint John Chrysostom
Saint Oliva
Saint Oswald
Saint Remigius
Saint Scholastica - at her death, her brother, Saint Benedict of Nursia, saw her soul ascend to heaven as a Dove
Saint Teresa of Avila - Carmelite nun with a Dove (the Holy Spirit) nearby while she writes
Saint Thomas Aquinas - Dominican with a Dove (the Holy Spirit) speaking in his ear as he writes
Pope Saint Zachary - with a Dove and olive branch to indicate his work as a peace maker
Dovekie - Also applied to the little auk or sea Dove. See under Dove
Dove - DOVE (περιστερά). —Its gentle nature makes the Dove a frequent simile in ancient literature. Christ bids His disciples to be harmless as Doves, and to unite with such gentleness a wisdom like the serpent’s (Matthew 10:16). Along with it there must be found a purity and simplicity of heart of which the harmless, gentle Dove is the symbol. The truest wisdom for the Christian is to keep always the simplicity of the Dove. ...
The Dove, the emblem of perfect innocence, is used (Matthew 3:16 and parallels) as a symbol of the Holy Spirit, who is the power and wisdom of God, acting on the spirits of men. When the Dove appeared to sit on the Saviour’s head, it denoted the Divine recognition of His holiness (Matthew 3:17), and His official consecration to the Messianic ministry. ...
It has been thought that the Dove had a sacrosanct character among the Hebrews. Young pigeons and Doves were offered in sacrifice, where no sacrificial meal was involved. So we find in the temple courts them that sold Doves (Matthew 21:12, Mark 11:15, John 2:14; John 2:16),—no doubt for such sacrifices,—whom Christ drove out, along with the money-changers. In Palestine the Dove was considered sacred by the Phœnicians and the Philistines, and the Samaritans were often accused of worshipping it. There were holy Doves at Mecca; and, according to Lucian (Dea Syria, 54), Doves were taboo to the Syrians; he who touched them being unclean a whole day. ...
In Christian Art in representations of the Lord’s Baptism, the presence of the Holy Spirit is indicated by the Dove. In churches in early times the figure of a Dove appeared in the baptisteries, a golden or silver Dove being suspended above the font. Lamps, too, were sometimes made in the form of Doves. In later times pyxes were sometimes made of gold and silver in the shape of a Dove, and used for the reservation of the host. ...
Exclusive of the turtle-dove, four species of Dove are found in Palestine: Columba palumbus, the ring-dove, or wood-pigeon; Columba aenas, the stock-dove, found in Gilead and Bashan and the Jordan Valley; Columba livia, the rock-dove, abundant along the coast and in the uplands; Columba schimperi, closely allied to the preceding, and found in the interior
Jonath-Elem-Rechokim - Dove of the dumbness of the distance; i. , "the silent Dove in distant places", title of Psalm 56
Doo - ) A Dove
Dowve - ) A Dove
Pigeon - See Dove
Turtledove - * For TURTLEDOVE see Dove ...
Dove - In their wild state Doves generally build their nests in the clefts of rocks, but when domesticated "dove-cots" are prepared for them (Song of Solomon 2:14 ; Jeremiah 48:28 ; Isaiah 60:8 ). The Dove was placed on the standards of the Assyrians and Babylonians in honour, it is supposed, of Semiramis (Jeremiah 25:38 ; Vulg. , "fierceness of the Dove;" Compare Jeremiah 46:16 ; 50:16 ). Doves and turtle-doves were the only birds that could be offered in sacrifice, as they were clean according to the Mosaic law (Genesis 15:9 ; Leviticus 5:7 ; 12:6 ; Luke 2:24 ). The Dove was the harbinger of peace to Noah (Genesis 8:8,10 ). David in his distress wished that he had the wings of a Dove, that he might fly away and be at rest (Psalm 55:6-8 ). There is a species of Dove found at Damascus "whose feathers, all except the wings, are literally as yellow as gold" (68:13)
Dove, - These words are translated both 'dove' and 'pigeon. ' For the turtle-dove the words tor , ατρυγών,are used, names supposed to be derived from the note of the bird. ...
There are four species of Doves that inhabit Palestine: of these the most abundant is the Rock Pigeon, or Blue Rock Dove, the Columba livia. There are three species of turtle Doves known in Palestine, which are both wild and domesticated. ...
The Dove is commonly taken as the emblem of peace . the Holy Spirit descended on the Lord 'like a Dove,' answering to "on earth peace, good will toward men. " It is also an emblem of harmlessness: 'wise as serpents, harmless as Doves. In the Canticles the bridegroom three times calls the bride 'my Dove,' and says she has 'doves' eyes;' she also says the latter of him. Loving gentleness characterises the Dove
Dovish - ) Like a Dove; harmless; innocent
Pigeon - * For PIGEON see Dove , No
Dovelet - ) A young or small Dove
Jonan - A Dove; multiplying of the people
Columbine - ) Of or pertaining to a Dove; Dovelike; Dove-colored
Barjona - Son of a Jona; of a Dove
Culver - ) A Dove
Jehonathan - Gift of the Lord; gift of a Dove
Rough-Footed - ) Feather-footed; as, a rough-footed Dove
Peristeria - See Dove plant
Dovelike - ) Mild as a Dove; gentle; pure and lovable
Pigeon - 65b, and Dove
Dove - Dove . The words translated ‘dove’ apply equally to Doves and pigeons. The most noticeable are: the wood pigeons or ring-doves ( Columba palumbus ), which fly in great flocks all over the land; the turtle-dove ( Turtur communis ), a harbinger of spring, arriving in the land in April ( Jeremiah 8:7 , Song of Solomon 2:12 ); and the palm turtle-dove ( Turtur senegalensis ), which is common in a semi-domesticated state in the streets and courts of Jerusalem. ‘Dove’ is a favourite name of affection ( Song of Solomon 1:15 ; Song of Solomon 4:1 ; Song of Solomon 5:2 ; Song of Solomon 5:12 ; Song of Solomon 6:9 ), and to-day it is one of the commonest names given to girls by Eastern Jewish parents. Doves were used in sacrifice ( Leviticus 5:7 ; Leviticus 12:6 etc
Dove, Turtle-Dove - 1: περιστερά (Strong's #4058 — Noun Feminine — peristera — per-is-ter-ah' ) denotes "a Dove or pigeon," Matthew 3:16 ; 10:16 (indicating its proverbial harmlessness); 21:12; Mark 1:10 ; 11:15 ; Luke 2:24 ("pigeons"); 3:22; John 1:32 ; 2:14,16 . ...
2: τρυγών (Strong's #5167 — — trugon — troo-gone' ) denotes "a turtle-dove" (from truzo, "to murmur, to coo"), Luke 2:24
Turtle, Turtle Dove - the 'turtle-dove' is always to be understood. The Turtur risorius is a Dove found in Palestine. See Dove
Turtle, Turtle-Dove - The turtle-dove occurs first in Scripture in ( Genesis 15:9 ) In the Levitical law a pair of turtle-doves or of young pigeons are constantly prescribed as a substitute for those who were too poor to provide a lamb or a kid. The admission of a pair of turtle-doves was perhaps a yet further concession to extreme poverty, for they were extremely numerous, and their young might easily be found and captured by those who did not possess pigeons. In the valley of the Jordan, an allied species, the palm-dove (so named because it builds its nest in the palm tree), or Egyptian turtle-- Turtur aegyptiacus , Temm. It is not improbable that the palm-dove may in some measure have supplied the sacrifice in the wilderness, for it is found in amazing numbers wherever the palm tree occurs, whether wild or cultivated. From its habit of pairing for life, and its fidelity to its mate, the turtle-dove was a symbol of purity and an appropriate offering. The regular migration of the turtle-dove and its return in the spring are alluded to in ( Jeremiah 8:7 ) and Song of Solomon 2:11,12 It is from its plaintive note doubtless that David in ( Psalm 74:19 ) pouring forth his lament to God, compares himself to a turtle-dove
Dove - It was in the form of a Dove that the Holy Ghost descended upon the blessed Jesus at his baptism. (Matthew 13:6) And it was the Dove that brought the tidings of the waters being assuaged into the ark, by the olive branch in his mouth. (Genesis 8:12) And Christ compares his church to the beauty and gentleness of the Dove. (Song of Song of Solomon 2:14) And the comparison is certainly very just; for as the Dove in nature is a very beautiful, and clean, and affectionate creature, so the church in grace, when washed in Christ's blood, and justified in Christ's righteousness, and made comely from the comeliness her Lord hath put upon her, is all-glorious within, and hath no spot, or blemish, but is without blame before Jesus in love. Hence, the Psalmist sweetly sings of the church—"Though she hath lain among the pots, yet shall she be like the wings of a Dove, covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold
Jemima - Dove, the eldest of Job's three daughters born after his time of trial (Job 42:14 )
jo'Nas - (a Dove )
Turtledove - ) Any one of several species of pigeons more or less resembling the true turtledoves, as the American mourning Dove (see under Dove), and the Australian turtledove (Stictopelia cuneata)
Jemi'ma - (dove ), the eldest of the three daughters born to Job after the restoration of his prosperity
Jonathelemrechokim - Words signifying "dove of silence in far-off lands," found only in the title of Psalm 51 : its allusion is not known
Jona - (joh' naw) Greek transliteration of Hebrew personal name Jonah meaning, “dove
Jemima - (jeh mi' muh) or JEMIMAH (jeh mi' muh) Personal name meaning, “turtle Dove
Dovecote - ) A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a Dove house
Jonath Elem Rechokim, Upon - Hengstenberg translated "Concerning the dumb Dove among strangers. " The "dove" represents defenseless innocence. Instead of impatient self justification David in meek silence committed his cause to God (Psalms 38:13; compare as to his being like a "dove" far from home Psalms 55:6-7)
Turtle, Turtle-Dove - The pigeon and the turtle-dove were the only birds permitted to be offered in sacrifice (Leviticus 1:14 ; 5:7 ; 14:22 ; 15:14,29 , etc. Three species are found in Palestine, (1) the turtle-dove (Turtur auritus), (2) the collared turtle (T. "Search the glades and valleys, even by sultry Jordan, at the end of March, and not a turtle-dove is to be seen. Return in the second week of April, and clouds of Doves are feeding on the clovers of the plain. It is from its plaintive and continuous note, doubtless, that David, pouring forth his heart's sorrow to God, compares himself to a turtle-dove" (Psalm 74:19 )
Crane - Modern translations read, “swift” (NIV, NAS, REB) or Dove (Isaiah 38:14 REB)
Turtle - The church calls herself, the Lord's turtle Dove, (Psalms 74:19) and begs the Lord as such to keep her from her enemies; and Jesus calls the church his Dove, (Song of Song of Solomon 2:14) as if in answer to this cry, and bids her see her security, for that she is in the cliffs of the rock—perhaps, meaning the secret decrees of JEHOVAH, or, in Christ, the rock of ages, or probably both. ...
While speaking on this subject, I hope I shall be pardoned when I add, that all representation off God the Holy Ghost by the pictures and paintings of a Dove are improper, and disgrace the subject they are intended to honour: neither are they Scriptural, nor founded in any one authority of the Lord. ...
I am not to be told that the custom hath arisen from the subject of our Lord's baptism, where it is said that "when Jesus went up straightway out of the water, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a Dove, and lighting upon him. " (Matthew 3:16) But this by no means becomes the least authority for the representing the Holy Ghost as a Dove; for the passage expressly saith, that the Spirit of God was seen by Jesus descending as a Dove descends, that is, hovering over a thing, and at length resting upon it: so the Holy Ghost descended, and rested upon Christ. Every one, that knows the original, knows that the words are (osei peristeran), which is, as the words are rendered in our Testament, like a Dove; but if it had been meant to say, that the Holy Ghost came down in the shape and form of a Dove, the words ought to have been, osei peristeras. So in the former instance, like a Dove; not really a Dove, but like it; for it was indeed, and in truth, the Holy Ghost that hovered over the person of the Lord Jesus, and rested upon him, as a Dove when descending hovers over a thing, and at length resteth upon it. This plain illustration of the passage, will fully prove the meaning of the evangelists, and, of consequence, shew how unscriptural, irreverent, and improper, it must be to paint the invisible and eternal Spirit in the figure of a Dove. " (1 John 5:7) Here was Jesus in the act of being baptized; here was the Holy Ghost descending like a Dove, and lighting upon him; and here was the voice of God the Father from heaven saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased
jo'na - (a Dove ) (Greek form of Jonah), the father of the apostle Peter, ( John 1:42 ) who is hence addressed as Simon Barjona (i
Rotche - ) A very small arctic sea bird (Mergulus alle, or Alle alle) common on both coasts of the Atlantic in winter; - called also little auk, Dovekie, rotch, rotchie, and sea Dove
Dove Plant - The column in the center of the flower resembles a Dove; - called also Holy Spirit plant
Turtle - The fact to which the prophet alludes is attested by Aristotle in these words: "The pigeon and the Dove are always present, but the turtle only in summer; that bird is not seen in winter. " And in another part of his work, he asserts that the Dove remains, while the turtle migrates. " See Dove
Jonath-Elem-Rechokim - NIV reads, “to the tune of A Dove on Distant Oaks'” (compare REB, NRSV with Terebinths for oaks)
Tambourine - ) A South American wild Dove (Tympanistria tympanistria), mostly white, with black-tiped wings and tail
Scaled - ) Having feathers which in form, color, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled Dove
Pigeon - (See Dove
Turtle - A fowl of the genus Columba called also the turtle Dove, and turtle pigeon
Dove - After God's wrath for sin had been executed upon the earth, the Dove was thrice sent forth; at the first sending she found no rest for the sole of her foot until she put herself in Noah's (or "comforter") hand, and was drawn into the ark; on the second trip, she brought back the olive leaf, the earnest of the restored earth; on the third trip, she was able to roam at large, no longer needing the ark's shelter. As the raven messenger "going forth to and fro," alighting on but never entering into the ark, symbolizes the unbelieving that have "no peace," "like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest" (Isaiah 57:20-21): so the Dove, in its threefold embassy, represents respectively the first return of the soul to its rest, the loving hand of Jesus; its subsequent reception of the Dovelike spirit, the earnest of the final inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14); and its actual entrance finally on the new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21), where there will be no need of the arklike church to separate between the world and God's people, between the saved and unsaved, where all shall be safe and blessed forever and the church shall be co-extensive with the world. ...
As the lamb is the emblem of the Savior, so the Dove of the Holy Spirit the Comforter, because of its gentleness, tenderness, innocence, and constant love (Matthew 3:16). The church's unsheltered innocence in the world calls forth the prayer: "Deliver not the soul of Thy turtle Dove unto the multitude of the wicked" (Psalms 74:19; Psalms 55:11). ...
The change from the Egyptian bondage amidst the face blackening potteries to the freedom and beauty of Israel's theocratic state is expressed in Psalms 68:13-14, "though ye have lien (lain) among the pots yet shall ye be as the wings of a Dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold," the Dove's outspread wings reflecting a golden or silver splendor according to the direction in which the sunshine falls on them, typifying the Dovelike spirit of joy and peace beaming forth from the believer, once darkness, but now light in the Lord. The Dove's timidity answers to the believer fleeing from sin, self, and wrath, to the refuge in the cleft Rock of ages (Song of Solomon 2:14; Jeremiah 48:28; Isaiah 26:4, margin). Its gregariousness answers to the communion of saints, all having flocked together to Christ (Isaiah 60:8); the returning Israelites shall so flock to Jerusalem, as Doves in a cloud to their cotes; and the converted Gentiles to Israel. The Israelites under God's visitation of the enemy's invasion "shall be on the mountains like Doves of the valleys" (Ezekiel 7:16); as Doves which usually frequent valleys mount up to the mountains when fearing the birdcatcher (Psalms 11:1), so Israel, once dwelling in the peaceful valleys, shall flee from the foe to the mountains, once the scene of their highplace idolatries, now retributively the scene of their abject flight. In Jeremiah 25:38, "because of the fierceness of the oppressor" (Hebrew: the Dove), the allusion is to the Chaldaean standard, the Dove, the symbol of Venus. Semiramis the queen was said to have been nourished by Doves when exposed at birth, and at death to have been transformed into a Dove. In 2 Kings 6:25 the "dove's dung" sold for food in the famine seems to have been a vegetable or poor grain or vetch pea, so named, that grew in the land not built upon and lying, as is common in the East, within the city. ...
Linnaeus identified it with the Οrnithogalum umbellatum , with eatable bulbs, "the star of Bethlehem"; the color of the flowers, white mixed with green, originated the name "dove's dung," which is of like color. The offering of a Dove was the alternative permitted to those unable to afford a more costly one, an alternative adopted instead of the lamb by the Virgin mother at her purification, a proof of the poverty to which our Lord stooped at His incarnation. The sellers of Doves profaned the temple court by selling Doves to meet the wants of the poorer classes (John 2:13-17)
Merida, Eulalia of, Saint - At her death a white Dove is said to have issued from her mouth and over her ashes, cast into a field, fell a pall of snow
Eulalia of Merida, Saint - At her death a white Dove is said to have issued from her mouth and over her ashes, cast into a field, fell a pall of snow
Symbols of the Sacraments - Separately ...
Baptism: a flowing fountain
Confirmation: a descending Dove, emblematic of the Holy Ghost
Holy Eucharist: a chalice and Sacred Host; grapes and wheat
Penance: the Keys of Peter
Extreme Unction: vessel inscribed O I (Oleum Infirmorum: Oil of the Sick)
Holy Orders: a chalice and a stole denoting priesthood and authority
Matrimony: clasped hands
Sacraments, Symbols of the - Separately ...
Baptism: a flowing fountain
Confirmation: a descending Dove, emblematic of the Holy Ghost
Holy Eucharist: a chalice and Sacred Host; grapes and wheat
Penance: the Keys of Peter
Extreme Unction: vessel inscribed O I (Oleum Infirmorum: Oil of the Sick)
Holy Orders: a chalice and a stole denoting priesthood and authority
Matrimony: clasped hands
Turtle-Dove - Turtle-Dove. By the Jewish law the poor who could not afford a more costly sacrifice were permitted to bring two turtle-doves or two young pigeons
Olive Tree - It is more than probable that this took its rise from the circumstance of Noah's Dove in the ark, when from being sent forth to discover whether the waters of the flood had subsided at length returned with the olive-branch in her mouth. The raven he dismissed found means of subsistence in going to and fro, probably from the carcases of those drowned; but the Dove found no rest for the sole of her foot until returning to the ark. It is so with God's people; hence they are said to come as "doves to their windows. The olive branch in the mouth of the Dove is a token of peace
Pigeon - The well-known bird, often associated with the turtle Dove, as being used by the poor in various sacrifices
Dove (2) - He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the Dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace
Love, Spirit of - He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the Dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace
Holy Ghost - He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the Dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace
Holy Spirit - He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the Dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace
Truth, Spirit of - He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the Dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace
Spirit, Creator - He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the Dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace
Spirit, Holy - He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the Dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace
Spirit of Love - He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the Dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace
Spirit of Truth - He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the Dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace
Sanctifier, the - He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the Dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace
Ghost, Holy - He is called Dove, as in this form He descended visibly upon Christ at the Jordan (Mark 1), the Dove being a symbol of innocence and of peace
Fabian, Pope, Saint - A Dove descended onto his head, this was considered a sign from heaven, and he was elected by acclamation
Dove - Dove, n
Ray - ) White mixed with black, as the color of pepper and salt, or of ashes, or of hair whitened by age; sometimes, a dark mixed color; as, the soft gray eye of a Dove
Ray - ) White mixed with black, as the color of pepper and salt, or of ashes, or of hair whitened by age; sometimes, a dark mixed color; as, the soft gray eye of a Dove
Dewi, Saint - He is usually represented standing on a hill, with a Dove on his shoulder
Dewn, Saint - He is usually represented standing on a hill, with a Dove on his shoulder
David, Saint - He is usually represented standing on a hill, with a Dove on his shoulder
Dmui, Saint - He is usually represented standing on a hill, with a Dove on his shoulder
Oswald, Saint - Emblems: Dove, demon, church, stone, ship
Fear of Sin - The old naturalist, Ulysses Androvaldus, tells us that a Dove is so afraid of a hawk, that she will be frightened at the sight of one of its feathers
Remigius, Saint - Emblem: a Dove
Doves - Several kinds of Doves or pigeons frequented the Holy Land; and the immense flocks of them sometimes witnessed illustrate a passage in Isaiah 60:8 . The Dove was the chosen harbinger of God's returning favor after the flood, Genesis 8:1-22 , and was honored as an emblem of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 3:16 . See TURTLEDOVE
Nest - So Moab (Jeremiah 48:28), "like the Dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth," i. the blue rock Dove which tenants the clefts and caves on the wall-like eastern sides of the Dead Sea, also on the western sides; abundant at Mar Saba, where the monks are employed in feeding them
Dove - In the wild state they generally build their nests in the holes or clefts of rocks, or in excavated trees; but they are easily taught submission and familiarity with mankind; and, when domesticated, build in structures erected for their accommodation, called "dove-cotes. " They are classed by Moses among the clean birds; and it appears from the sacred as well as other writers, that Doves were always held in the highest estimation among the eastern nations. The Dove is mentioned in Scripture as the symbol of simplicity, innocence, gentleness, and fidelity, Hosea 7:11 ; Matthew 10:16 . The extraordinary flights of pigeons which I have seen alight upon one of these buildings afford, perhaps, a good illustration for the passage in Isaiah 60:8 : ‘Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the Doves to their windows?' Their great numbers, and the compactness of their mass, literally look like a cloud at a distance, and obscure the sun in their passage. "...
The first mention of the Dove in the Scripture is Genesis 8:8 ; Genesis 8:10-12 , where Noah sent one from the ark to ascertain if the waters of the deluge had assuaged. At the end of other seven days, the Dove, being sent out a third time, returned no more; from which Noah conjectured that the earth was so far drained as to afford sustenance for the birds and fowls; and he therefore removed the covering of the ark, which probably gave liberty to many of the fowls to fly off; and these circumstances afforded him the greater facility for making arrangements for disembarking the other animals. Doves might be offered in sacrifice, when those who were poor could not bring a more costly offering
Jonah - Jonah (jô'nah), Dove
Jonah - A Dove, the son of Amittai of Gath-hepher
Turtle (Dove) - The palm Dove, Τurtur Αegyptiacus , probably supplied the sacrifices in Israel's desert journey, for its nests abound in palms on oases. ...
The turtle Dove represents "the congregation of God's poor" which the psalmist (Psalms 74:19) prays God not to deliver "unto the wild beasts" (Septuagint, Vulgate, Arabic), or "to the greedy host" (Maurer). Africa it is called the Barbary Dove
Heart - See Jeremiah 17:9; Hosea 7:11, "Ephraim is like a silly Dove without heart," i
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Leviticus 1:5, Leviticus 1:10, Leviticus 1:14 (c) This small offering, the Dove, may represent a small view or knowledge of CHRIST, which is often the case with some converts. The Spirit did not look like a Dove, neither did JESUS look like a sheep. The Spirit descended in great sweeping spirals as a Dove descends and rests upon the ground
Jonas - (Hebrew: Dove) ...
A Minor Prophet
Hearing: Useless Alone - A raven may fly from cage to cage, but it is not thereby changed into a Dove
Danger: of the Christian - When the instructed Christian sees his surroundings, he finds himself to be like a defenceless Dove flying to her nest, while against her tens of thousands of arrows are levelled. The Christian life is like that Dove's anxious flight, as it threads its way between the death-bearing shafts of the enemy, and by constant miracle escapes unhurt
World: Deception of - We call the Dove silly to be deceived by a picture, however cleverly painted, but what epithet shall we apply to those who are duped by the transparently false allurements of the world! ...
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Turtle-Dove - Or Turtle, the Columba Turtur; a distinct bird from the common Dove or pigeon, smaller and differently marked, and having a soft and plaintive note, Isaiah 59:11 Ezekiel 7:16
Birds, Clean And Unclean - ' This leaves for the clean birds the Bittern, Crane, Dove, Ostrich, Partridge, Peacock, Pigeon, Quail, Sparrow, and Swallow
Animals in Christian Art - After Constantine, most of the decorative schemes are derived from the Apocalypse: the Dove is the Holy Spirit, the lamb is Christ the Victim, and the "four living creatures" (man, lion, ox, and eagle) are personifications of the four Evangelists
John Chrysostom, Saint - Emblems: bees, Dove, pan
Cerinthians - They believed that he was a mere man, the son of Joseph and Mary; but that in his baptism a celestial virtue descended on him in the form of a Dove; by means whereof he was consecrated by the Holy Spirit, made Christ, and wrought so many miracles; that, as he received it from heaven, it quitted him after his passion, and returned to the place whence it came; so that Jesus, whom they called a pure man, really died, and rose again; but that Christ, who was distinguished from Jesus, did not suffer at all
Christ: the Soul's Only Defence - There is an ancient parable which says that the Dove once made a piteous complaint to her fellow birds, that the hawk was a most cruel tyrant, and was thirsting for her blood. The Dove is thy poor defenceless soul
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Raven and Dove sent out forty days after this (Genesis 8:6-9 ). ...
Dove again sent out seven days afterwards; and in the evening she returns with an olive leaf in her mouth (Genesis 8:10,11 ). ...
Dove sent out the third time after an interval of other seven days, and returns no more (Genesis 8:12 )
Birds - Among the birds specifically named in the RSV translation of the Bible are: cock (Proverbs 30:31 ; Matthew 26:34 ,Matthew 26:34,26:74-75 ; Mark 14:30 ,Mark 14:30,14:72 ; Luke 22:34 ,Luke 22:34,22:60-61 ; John 13:38 ; John 18:27 ), carrion vulture (Leviticus 11:18 ; Deuteronomy 14:17 ), crane (Isaiah 38:14 ; Jeremiah 8:7 ), Dove/turtledove (Genesis 8:8-12 ; Luke 12:6-78 ; Isaiah 59:11 ; Matthew 3:16 ; Matthew 10:16 ; Luke 2:24 ; John 1:32 ), eagle (Exodus 19:4 ; Leviticus 11:13 ; Deuteronomy 14:12 ; Deuteronomy 32:11 ; Job 9:26 ; Job 39:27-30 ; Psalm 103:5 ; Proverbs 30:19 ; Jeremiah 4:13 ; Jeremiah 49:16 ,Jeremiah 49:16,49:22 ), falcon (Leviticus 11:14 ; Job 28:7 ), hawk (Leviticus 11:16 ; Deuteronomy 14:15 ; Job 39:26 ), hen (Revelation 19:17-210 ; Luke 13:34 ), heron (Leviticus 11:19 ; Deuteronomy 14:18 ), kite (Leviticus 11:14 ; Deuteronomy 14:13 ), osprey (Leviticus 11:13 ; Deuteronomy 14:12 ), ostrich (Leviticus 11:16 ; Deuteronomy 14:15 ; Job 30:29 ; Job 39:13-18 ; Isaiah 13:21 ; Isaiah 34:13 ; Isaiah 43:20 ; Jeremiah 50:39 ; Lamentations 4:3 ; Micah 1:8 ), owl (Leviticus 11:17 ; Deuteronomy 14:16 ), partridge (1 Samuel 26:20 ; Jeremiah 17:11 ), peacock (1 Kings 10:22 ; 2 Chronicles 9:21 ), pelican (Leviticus 11:18 ; Deuteronomy 14:17 ), pigeon (Genesis 15:9 ; Leviticus 1:14 ; Leviticus 5:7 ; Leviticus 12:8 ; Leviticus 14:22 ; Luke 2:24 ; John 2:14 ), quail (Exodus 16:13 ; Numbers 11:31-32 ; Psalm 105:40 ), raven (Genesis 8:7 ; Leviticus 11:15 ; Deuteronomy 14:14 ; 1 Kings 17:4-6 ; Proverbs 30:17 ; Luke 12:24 ), sea gull (Leviticus 11:16 ; Deuteronomy 14:15 ), sparrow (Psalm 84:3 ; Matthew 10:29 ,Matthew 10:29,10:31 ; 1618530815_59 ), stork (Leviticus 11:19 ; Psalm 104:17 ; Jeremiah 8:7 ), swallow (Psalm 84:3 ; Isaiah 38:14 ; Jeremiah 8:7 ), vulture (Leviticus 11:13 ; Deuteronomy 14:12 ), and water hen (Leviticus 11:18 ; Deuteronomy 14:16 ). ...
Dove/Turtledove The term “dove” is applied rather loosely to many of the smaller species of pigeon. The first mention of the Dove in the Bible occurs in Genesis 8:8-12 . Noah released a Dove from the ark to determine if the flood waters had subsided from the earth. ...
The moaning of the Dove sometimes functions metaphorically (Isaiah 38:14 ; Isaiah 59:11 ; Ezekiel 7:16 ). Psalm 55:6 notes the Dove's powers of flight; Jeremiah 48:28 describes its nesting habits; Psalm 68:13 indicates its rich colors. Because of the gentleness of the Dove and because of its faithfulness to its mate, this bird is used as a descriptive title of one's beloved in the Song of Solomon (Song of Song of Solomon 2:14 ; Song of Song of Solomon 5:2 ; Song of Song of Solomon 6:9 ). In Matthew 10:16 the Dove symbolizes innocence. ...
All four Gospels describe the Spirit of God descending like a Dove upon Jesus after His baptism (Matthew 3:1 ;Matthew 3:1;16:1 ; Mark 1:10 ; Luke 3:22 ; John 1:32 ). ...
The term “turtledove” also is applied to any of the smaller varieties of pigeon. The turtledove played a significant sacrificial role in the Bible (Genesis 15:9 ; Leviticus 1:14 ; Leviticus 5:7 ,Leviticus 5:7,5:11 ; Leviticus 12:6 ; Leviticus 14:22 , Leviticus 14:30 ; Leviticus 15:14 ; Luke 2:24 ). For those who could not afford a lamb, the law prescribed that two turtledoves or pigeons be offered for the sacrifice of purification after childbearing. The turtledove also signified the arrival of spring (Song of Song of Solomon 2:12 ; Jeremiah 8:7 ). The Dove and the eagle are two of the most frequently mentioned birds of the Scriptures. The Dove symbolizes God's activity in the world through His Spirit, while the eagle represents God's care for His people. Along with turtledoves, pigeons are the least expensive animal offerings. Mary offered a pigeon and two turtledoves after Jesus' birth (Luke 2:24 ). Examples of this latter role include the Dove and the raven in the flood story and the ravens who provided food in the Elijah narratives. Pigeons and turtledoves served as alternative offerings for those who could not afford a lamb. The Dove may symbolize innocence (Matthew 10:16 ) or God's activity in the world through His Spirit (Matthew 3:16 )
Christ, Portraits of - The early Christians represented Christ symbolically as the Lamb, the Dove, and especially the Fish, the Greek name for which is a compound of the initial letters of five Greek words for Jesus Christ, God's Son, Saviour
Evening - During this period, the Dove returned to Noah’s ark ( Dove - Dove. The Hebrew word yonah includes the various varieties of Doves and pigeons found in Palestine, excepting turtle-doves, called tôr. Doves are frequently domesticated in the east. Pigeons and turtle-doves might, alone of birds, be offered in sacrifice; full-grown turtle-doves in pairs, but only the young of pigeons. And on this account it was that those who sold Doves established themselves in the precincts of the temple
Raven - The raven, when sent from the ark by Noah, could doubtless find food (though the Dove could not), because it can feed upon carrion, though it went 'to and fro' till the waters were dried up
Trinity - The Holy Spirit descended 'like a Dove' and abode upon Him; and God the Father declared "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased
Emblem - The Dove is used as an emblem of the Holy Spirit; a lamb, for Our Lord
Will of Man: Adverse to the Gospel - When the Dove was weary she recollected the ark, and flew into Noah's hand at once: there are weary souls who know the ark, but will not fly to it
Noah - As he sought to know whether it was safe to leave the ark, he sent out first a raven and then a Dove. When the Dove returned with an olive leaf, Noah knew the water had receded
Hippo, Augustine of, Saint - Emblems: Dove, child, shell, and pen
Augustine of Hippo, Saint - Emblems: Dove, child, shell, and pen
Israel - Hosea 4:16 (a)...
Jonah, Jonah 1:17 (c)...
Lign aloes, Numbers 24:6 (a)...
Olive tree, Romans 11:17 (b)...
Sand, Genesis 22:17 (a)...
Seething pot, Jeremiah 1:13 (a)...
Sheep of His hand, Psalm 95:7 (a)...
Sheep of His pasture, Psalm 100:3 (a)...
Silly Dove, Hosea 7:11 (a)
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The Dove was an early type of purity, as in Canticle of Canticles, 5,6; of peace, as in the story of the Deluge; of simplicity and innocence, as in Matthew 10
Ambrose, Saint - Emblems: bees, Dove, human bones, ox, pen
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The Dove was an early type of purity, as in Canticle of Canticles, 5,6; of peace, as in the story of the Deluge; of simplicity and innocence, as in Matthew 10
Olive-Tree - The Dove from the ark brought an olive-branch to Noah (Genesis 8:11 )
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THE Dove is used as the emblem of the Holy Ghost
Olive Olive-Tree - With an olive leaf in her mouth the Dove returned to Noah when the waters of the flood were abated
Vary - To be changeable to alter as the varying hues of the clouds the varying plumage of a Dove
Simplicity - In the life of His loyal disciples Dove-like simplicity is blended with the wisdom of the serpent ( Matthew 10:16 )
Meditation - ” The word is used to denote the growling of a lion (Isaiah 31:4 ) or the cooing of a Dove (Isaiah 38:14 )
Food - ...
Animal food was always used on festive occasions; and the hospitable patriarchs lost little time in preparing for their guests a smoking dish from their flocks of sheep and goats, their herds of cattle, or their Dove cotes, Genesis 18:7 Luke 15:23
jo'Nah - (dove ), the fifth of the minor prophets, was the son of Amittai, and a native of Gath-hepher
Purification, - Ablution of the person and of the clothes was required in the cases mentioned in ( Leviticus 15:18 ; 11:25,40 ; 15:18,17 ) In cases of childbirth the sacrifice was increased to a lamb of the first year, with a pigeon or turtle-dove
Ravels - For if the raven had returned, what occasion had Noah to send forth a Dove? Or why did he not take the raven in unto him into the ark, as he did afterward the Dove? Or why did he not send forth the same raven again, as he did afterward the same Dove again? It is not improperly expressed in our translation, that "the raven went forth to and fro," flying hither and thither, "until the waters were dried up from off the face of the earth
Add - For example, the Dove that Noah sent out “returned not again” ( Heart - To want heart, sometimes denotes to want understanding and prudence: "Ephraim is like a silly Dove, without heart," Hosea 7:11
Quail - Hasselquist, mentioning the quail of the larger kind, says, "It is of the size of the turtle Dove
Noah - We may also mention the medals struck at Apamea in Phrygia, in the time of Septimus Severus, and bearing the name NO, an ark, a man and woman, a raven, and a Dove with an olive branch in its mouth
Scoffer: Silenced - ' 'Well, if you were to send out a Dove, he would pass over that scene and see in it all that was beautiful and lovely, and delight himself in gazing at and admiring it; but if you were to send out a buzzard over precisely the same scene, he would see in it nothing to fix his attention, unless he could find some rotten carcass that would be loathsome to all other animals, in which case he would alight and gloat upon it with exquisite pleasure
More - The Dove returned not to him again any more
Gilead - "Behold, (saith Jesus,) thou art fair, my love, thou art fair; thou hast Dove's eyes within thy locks; thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. And the quickness of sight in the Dove, shews how much knowledge Jesus imparts by his regenerating grace
Deluge - Forty days after, Noah tested the state of the earth's surface by sending out a raven; and then thrice, at intervals of a week, a Dove
Christ - Some types of CHRIST:...
Aaron, Exodus 28:2 (c)...
Adam, Genesis 5:2 (c)...
Ark, (covenant), Exodus 25:10 (c)...
Ark, (Noah's), Genesis 6:14 (c)...
Ass, Genesis 49:14 (c)...
Author, Hebrews 5:9 (c)...
Bishop, 1 Peter 2:25 (a)...
Body, 1 Corinthians 12:12 (a)...
Branch, Zechariah 3:8 (a)...
Bread, John 6:51 (a)...
Bridegroom, Matthew 25:1 (b)...
Bullock, Leviticus 1:5 (c)...
Burnt Offering, Leviticus 1:3 (b)...
Calf, Revelation 4:7 (b)...
Captain, Hebrews 2:10 (a)...
Chief, Song of Solomon 5:10 (b)...
Commander, Isaiah 55:4 (b)...
Cornerstone, Isaiah 28:16 (a)...
Covert, Isaiah 32:2 (a)...
David, 2 Samuel 19:10 (c)...
Day, Psalm 118:24 (b)...
Door, John 10:9 (a)...
Eagle, Revelation 4:7 (b)...
Flour, Leviticus 2:1 (c)...
Foundation, Isaiah 28:16 (b)...
Fountain, Zechariah 13:1 (b)...
Garment, Isaiah 61:10 (b), Romans 13:14...
Gate, Psalm 118:20 (b)...
Gold, Isaiah 13:12 (a)...
Headstone, Psalm 113:22 (b)...
Heir, Hebrews 1:2 (a)...
Hen, Matthew 23:37 (a)...
Hiding Place, Isaiah 32:2 (a)...
High Priest, Hebrews 4:14 (a)...
Isaac, Genesis 24:36 (c)...
Jacob, Genesis 32:28 (c)...
Jonah, Matthew 12:40 (a)...
Joseph, Genesis 37:7 (c)...
Joshua, Joshua 1:1 (c)...
Judge, Acts 17:31 (a)...
King, Psalm 2:6 (a)...
Lamb, Revelation 5:6 (a)...
Leaves, Revelation 22:2 (c)...
Light, John 8:12 (a)...
Lily of the Valleys, Song of Solomon 2:1 (c)...
Lion, Revelation 5:5 (a)...
Manna, John 6:32 (a)...
Master of the House, Luke 13:25 (b)...
Meal, 2 Kings 4:41 (c)...
Mediator (umpire), 1 Timothy 2:5 (a)...
Melchizedek, Genesis 14:18 (c)...
Merchantman, Matthew 13:45 (b)...
Owl, Psalm 102:6 (a)...
Ox:, Ezekiel 1:10 (b)...
Passover, 1 Corinthians 5:7 (a)...
Peace Offering, Leviticus 3:1 (c)...
Pelican, Psalm 102:6 (a)...
Physician, Jeremiah 8:22 (c)...
Pigeon, Leviticus 12:6 (c)...
Propitiation (mercy seat), Romans 3:25 (a)...
Ram, Genesis 22:13 (a)...
Rock, Matthew 16:18 (a)...
Rock of Ages, Isaiah 26:4 (margin) (a)...
Rose of Sharon, Song of Solomon 2:1 (c)...
Root, Revelation 22:16 (a)...
Sabbath, Colossians 2:16-17 (b)...
Seed, Genesis 3:15 (a)...
Serpent, John 3:14 (a)...
Shepherd, John 10:11 (a)...
Sin, 2 Corinthians 5:21 (a)...
Sin Offering, Leviticus 4:32 (c)...
Solomon, 1 Kings 10:13 (c)...
Sower, Matthew 13:37 (a)...
Sparrow, Psalm 102:7 (a)...
Star, Revelation 22:16 (a)...
Sun, Malachi 4:2 (a)...
Temple, John 2:19 (a)...
Thief, Revelation 3:3 (a)...
Tree, Revelation 22:2 (b)...
Trespass Offering, Leviticus 5:6 (c)...
Turtle Dove, Leviticus 1:14 (c)...
Vine, John 15:5 (a)...
Worm, Psalm 22:6 (a)...
Time - ” In its first biblical appearance, for example, ‛êth represents the “time” (period of the day) when the sun is setting: “And the Dove came in to him in the evening [1] …” ( Silver - ...
Keseph sometimes represents the color “silver”: “Though ye have lain among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a Dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold” ( Names - Deborah, "bee;" Tamar, "a palm tree;" Jonah, "dove
Burnt Offering - It was to be brought of the offerer's own free will, and slain by himself, after he had laid his hands on its head, to mark it as his representative; a young bullock, or he goat, era turtle Dove, or pigeon (if the person was poor), not to be divided in offering it
Offering - Of animals only tame ones were used, as oxen, goats, and sheep, and the Dove
Bronze Serpent - The serpent was often represented associated with the fertility goddesses, the bull, the Dove (life of the heavens), and water
Captivities of Israel - Hosea says, "They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a Dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will place them in their houses, saith the Lord," Hosea 11:11
Appearance - A — 1: εἶδος (Strong's #1491 — Noun Neuter — eidos — i'-dos ) properly "that which strikes the eye, that which is exposed to view," signifies the "external appearance, form, or shape," and in this sense is used of the Holy Spirit in taking bodily form, as a Dove, Luke 3:22 ; of Christ, 9:29, "the fashion of His countenance
Maryland - He and Father John Altham, with a lay-brother, Thomas Gervase, had accompanied the expedition in the Ark and the Dove from England, and when the permanent site was chosen, March 27, at Saint Mary's, on tke river of the same name, about 12 miles above the mouth of the Potomac, the wigwam of one of the Indian chiefs was given over to them to be transformed into the first chapel
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Personal characteristics, Esau means “hairy”; Careah means “bald,” (Genesis 25:25 ; 2 Kings 25:23 ); and the use of animal names in early times, Deborah means “bee”; Jonah means “dove”; Rachel means “ewe,” are attested
Fabianus, Bishop of Rome - Eusebius relates that, the brethren being assembled in the church to choose a successor to Anteros, Fabianus, a layman lately come from the country, being indicated as the chosen of Heaven by a Dove settling on his head, the people acclaimed him as worthy and placed him on the episcopal throne (H
Find - In a very similar usage, the Dove sent forth by Noah searched for a spot to land and was unable to “find” it ( Swallows - In the very ancient poem of a Dschorhamidish prince, published by a Schulten, in which he laments that his tribe had been deprived of the protection of the sanctuary of Mecca, it is said,...
"We lament the house, whose Dove ...
Was never suffer'd to be hurt: ...
She remain'd there secure; in it, also, The sparrow built its nest
Theodotus of Byzantium - He taught that at the baptism of Jesus, Christ descended on Him in the form of a Dove, and that He was then able to work miracles, though He had never exhibited any before: but even so He was not God; though some of the sect were willing to acknowledge His right to the title after His resurrection
Philoxenus, a Monophysite Leader - To depict the Holy Spirit as a Dove was puerile, for it is said economically that He was seen in the likeness, not in the body, of a Dove
Noah - " Noah was able to watch the bird's motions outside so as to take the Dove in; this implies a transparent window. Noah successively sent, to ascertain the state of the earth, at intervals of seven days, a raven which rested on the ark but never entered it, wandering up and down and feeding on the floating caresses (emblem of the restless worldly spirit), and a Dove, which finding no rest for the sole of her foot returned and Noah put forth his hand and took her and pulled her in unto him into the ark (emblem of the soul first drawn by Jesus to Himself: John 6:44; John 10:28-29); next she brought a fresh olive leaf (emblem of peace and the Holy Spirit, the earnest of our inheritance: Ephesians 1:13-14), which can live under a flood more than most trees; Theophrastus (Hist. ...
The aborigines of America were of one stock, the Turanian; the Mexicans (the Aztecs, Mixtecs, Zapotecs, Plascaltecs, and Mechoacans) represent a man (Coxcox) and woman in a barque, a mountain, the Dove, and the vulture. I opened the window, I sent forth a Dove . ...
(5) The Dove, in the Greek and the Mexican. ...
(8) The bitumen, in the Erech version; also shutting the door; the cause, sin; the seven days, the Dove returning, the raven not so; the mountain; the Deity bringing out from the ark and establishing a covenant; the retribution for taking life
Holy Ghost - He appeared under the emblem of a Dove, and of cloven tongues of fire, Matthew 3:1-17 : Acts 2:1-47 :...
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Presentation - Mary’s availing herself of the permission, as a poor woman, to offer the two Doves instead of the costlier lamb is not consistent with the idea that the gold offered by the Wise Men was at her disposal: while St. Then, on the fortieth day, she must bring ‘a lamb of the first year for a burnt-offering (expressive of devotion), and a young pigeon or a turtle-dove for a sin-offering (a testimony, St. … And if her means suffice not for a lamb, then she shall take two turtle-doves or two young pigeons; the one for a burnt-offering, the other for a sin-offering. (2) Then would be offered the Dove for her sin-offering, and perhaps they would be sprinkled with the lustral water and the ashes of the heifer (Numbers 19:17). And lastly, (4) the other Dove would be offered in sign of Mary’s thanksgiving and self-devotion to God
Purification (2) - If the sufferer were poor, he could offer, in place of two lambs, one lamb and two turtledoves, or two small pigeons. At the expiry of the 40, or of the 80, days, the mother offered a lamb of the first year for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon or a turtle-dove for a sin-offering. But if she were poor (as was Mary, Luke 2:24), she could substitute for the lamb a young pigeon or a turtle-dove
Jonah - (joh' nuh) Personal name meaning, “dove” and name of book of Bible preserving story of a part of prophet's ministry
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Genesis 8:9 (c) In this picture we may see the truth that the Christian represented by the Dove will find no resting place in all the earth's provisions for the soul
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Primarily this word means “to take, grasp, take hold of,” as when Noah reached out and “took hold of” the Dove to bring it back into the ark ( Lucian - The Christian might indeed have profited by that ridicule, and have learned from the children of darkness to join the wisdom of the serpent with the meekness of the Dove
Animals - There is one other reference to ‘the birds’ in Luke 12:24 ‘How much better are ye than the birds!’...
The following particular wild birds are mentioned in the Gospels:—dove (pigeon), eagle, raven, sparrow, turtle-dove. ...
In all four Gospels the Dove appears as the symbol of the Holy Ghost at our Lord’s Baptism. In Matthew 3:16 the vision of the Holy Ghost descending in the form of a Dove (ὡσεὶ περιστεράν) seems to have been granted to all present at the Baptism. But the mention of the Dove naturally carries us back to the story of the Flood (Genesis 8:11)
Palm (of Hand) - 8:9 (first biblical appearance): “But the Dove found no rest for the sole of her foot …” (cf
Symbol - Of this class were the sculptured emblems of the early Christians in the catacombs of Rome, such as the palm, Dove, anchor, ship, fish, Alpha and Omega
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"Prayer is like the Dove that Noah sent forth, which blessed him not only when it returned with an olive-leaf in its mouth, but when it never returned at all
Christ in Art - —The Fish was early combined with other symbols, such as the Dove, the Cross, the Ship, the Shepherd, and especially with the Anchor, the combination of the Fish and the Anchor (first found on the sarcophagus of Livia Primitiva about the middle of the 2nd cent. 11): ‘Let the engraving upon the gem of your ring be either a Dove, or a fish, or a ship running before the wind, or a musical lyre, the device used by Polycrates, or a ship’s anchor, which Selencus had carved upon his signet. However, the Dove (at first a symbol of peace) and the Ship (which represented the Church), the Lyre (a symbol of Orpheus, see below) and the Anchor of hope (see also under ‘Cross’) are not direct symbols of Christ; nor, except by way of the Eucharist, are they representations of bread, wine, or the grape. The Dove, at first used as an emblem of peace, sometimes with an olive branch in its mouth (though it occurs in pictures of the Baptism of Christ in the Catacombs), was the recognized symbol of the Holy Spirit in the apsidal mosaics of the 4th and 5th centuries, and thus has continued ever since: the Lamb, the Hand of God, and the Cross (see below), found in connexion with the Dove in these mosaics, also continued as common symbols in the Middle Ages, when interlaced triangles and circles further represented the Trinity. There is a Cross, still dissimulated, in a 4th cent, fresco in the Catacomb of Callistus, a green tree with two branches, under which are two Doves; for the rest, in the Catacombs the earliest ‘true and proper Cross,’ as Wilpert calls it, the earliest, that is, which is not a bare symbol, is in the Catacomb of Ponziano—a gemmed Latin Cross of the end of the 5th cent
Beam And Mote - applied to the olive-leaf brought by the Dove
Garden - "My Dove, my undefiled, is but one; she is the only one of her mother: she is the choice one of her that bare her
Sabbath - redeemed, when like the Dove returning to the ark whom she found no rest out of the ark for the sole of her foot, we return to the Lord Jesus, the only rest for the soul, and our salvation for ever
Mary, the Virgin - Then she was bound to offer a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or turtle Dove for a sin offering, to make atonement for her poverty compelled her to substitute for the lamb a pigeon or turtle Dove
Mouth - …” When used of a bird’s “mouth” it refers to its beak: “And the Dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off …” ( David - , led him to cry out, "O that I had wings, like a Dove; then would I fly away, and be at rest
Jonah - Jonah (‘dove’) is found in the Bible as the name of only one person, the Israelitish prophet of 2 Kings 14:25 and the Book of Jonah. Jonah, ‘the Dove,’ represents Israel
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Jesus and the God of Israel Even after the momentous events associated with Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River—the descent of God's Spirit on Him like a Dove and the voice from heaven announcing “Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Mark 1:10-11 )—His identity as Son of God remained hidden from those around Him. We have no evidence that anyone except Jesus, and possibly John the Baptist, either heard the voice or saw the Dove
Jonah - ("dove". His name, meaning "dove," symbolizes mourning love, his feeling toward his people, either given prophetically or assumed by him as a watchword of his feeling
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Consisted in the slaying of certain animals: ram (or he-lamb, or again ewe- lamb), goat, bull (or calf, or heifer), turtle-dove, and pigeon
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Consisted in the slaying of certain animals: ram (or he-lamb, or again ewe- lamb), goat, bull (or calf, or heifer), turtle-dove, and pigeon
Celsus, Polemical Adversary of Christianity - He challenges the evidence of Christianity, and asks, "Who saw the Dove lighting on the head of Jesus after His baptism?" As to the Resurrection, he makes the remark which has been copied by Renan and others, that it was Mary Magdalene, "a fanatical woman," who was the first witness of the resurrection, according to all the accounts (ii
Columba (1) Columcille - 7, most probably in 521, he was baptized at Tulach-Dubhglaise (now Temple-Douglas, about halfway between Gartan and Letterkenny), under the name, first, of Crimthann (wolf), and then of Colum (dove), to which was afterwards added the suffix cille, as some say, from his close attendance at the church of his youthful sojourn, and as others, from the many communities founded and governed by him
Samaritans - The rabbins say, they adored the figure of a Dove on Mount Gerizim
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The Spirit like a Dove, Matthew 3:16
Sedulius, 5th-Cent. Poet - 95), the Dove (ii
Metaphors - had said to be ‘like a Dove,’—and which Jn. explains to have been ‘as a Dove,’ i
Moab - " "O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities and dwell in the rock, and be like the Dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth. But whether flocks lie down in the city without any to make them afraid, or whether men are to be found dwelling in the rocks, and are "like the Dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth," the wonderful transition, in either case, and the close accordance, in both, of the fact to the prediction, assuredly mark it in characters that may be visible to the purblind mind, as the word of that God before whom the darkness of futurity is as light, and without whom a sparrow cannot fall unto the ground
Ark - Plutarch mentions the Noachic Dove, and its being sent out of the ark
Sabbath - Noah sent forth the raven from the ark, and the Dove thrice, at intervals of seven days, Genesis 8:1-22
Holy Spirit, the - His personal agency is marked by His "descending in a bodily shape like a Dove" upon Christ at His baptism (Luke 3:22; John 1:32-33)
Abraham - Still he asked whereby should he know that his seed should possess the land, and was told to take a heifer, a she goat, and a ram, all of three years old, a turtle Dove and a young pigeon
Clean And Unclean - ) After this, in order to complete her purification, she must offer a lamb of the first year and a pigeon or turtle Dove, though poorer people might substitute another pigeon or Dove for the lamb (Leviticus 12:1-8 , cf. The purification required was the offering of two turtle Doves and two young pigeons
Persecution - The flames, as if unwilling to injure his sacred person, are said to have arched over his head; and it is added, that at length, being despatched with a sword, a Dove flew out of the wound; and that from the pile proceeded a most fragrant smell. It is obvious that the arching of the flames might be an accidental effect, which the enthusiastic veneration of his disciples might convert into a miracle; and as to the story of the Dove, &c, Eusebius himself apparently did not credit it; since he has omitted it in his narrative of the transaction
Sincerity - He must not only be wise as a serpent, but sincere, simple (ἀκέραιος) (Matthew 10:16) as a Dove (cf
Deluge - They discover allusions to the ark, in many of the ancient mysteries, and traditions with respect to the Dove and the rainbow, by which several of these allegorical personages were attended, which are not easily explicable, unless they be supposed to relate to the history of the deluge. Abydenus, after giving an account of the deluge from which Xisuthrus, the Chaldean Noah, was saved, concludes with asserting, in exact concurrence with Berosus, that the ark first rested on the mountains of Armenia, and that its remains were used by the natives as a talisman; and Plutarch mentions the Noachic Dove being sent out of the ark, and returning to it again, as an intimation to Deucalion that the storm had not yet ceased
Commentary - James, Ainsworth, Durham, Bishop Hall, Bishop Patrick, Dove, Trapp, Jackson, Dr
Cerinthus, Opponent of Saint John - 1), now it is Jesus Who is born like other men, born of Joseph and Mary; He differs from others only in being more righteous, more prudent, and more wise; it is not till after baptism, when Jesus has reached manhood, that Christ, "that is to say, the Holy Spirit in the form of a Dove," descends upon Jesus from above ( ἄνωθεν ἐκ τοῦ ἄνω Θεοῦ· ἀπὸ τῆς ὑπὲρ τὰ ὅλα αὐθεντείας , Iren
Holy Spirit - All four evangelists use simile in describing the descent like a Dove (Matthew 3:16 ; Mark 1:10 ; Luke 3:22 ; John 1:32 ); what was literally seen remains unknown. Symbolically, the Dove may represent peace, re-creation, or love
Deluge - Then Ut-napishtim sent forth a Dove, a swallow, and a raven, and the last did not return
Optatus, Bishop of Milevis - Optatus discusses what the church the Dove and bride of Christ is (Son_6:9)
Holy Spirit - So when Jesus of Nazareth begins His work as the Anointed One of Hebrew expectation, there lights upon Him what to the outward eye appears as a Dove ( Mark 1:10 ||), emblem of that brooding presence (cf
Sabbath - Indications of seven-day weeks appear in Noah's twice waiting seven days when sending forth the Dove (Genesis 8:10; Genesis 8:12); also in Jacob's history (Genesis 29:27-28)
Animals - Thus note Isaiah 1:3 ("The ox knows his master, the donkey his owner's manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand") and Jeremiah 8:7 ("Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the Dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. Therefore be shrewd as snakes and as innocent as Doves
Holiness - (See Luke 1:35) So again, at the baptism of Christ, the blessed Spirit seen by Christ, decending like the hovering of a Dove, and lighting upon the person of Christ, and thus distinguished in point of personality from God the Father, whose voice from heaven, in the same moment, declared Jesus to be his beloved Son, in whom he was well pleased
Jonah - וֹנָה ‘dove,’ Authorized Version of NT Jonas)
Prudentius, Marcus (?) Aurelius Clemens Prudentius - The Dittochaeon consists of titles for pictures, and nearly all the symbols which he uses (the Dove, the Palm, the Good Shepherd, etc
Odes of Solomon - : ‘The Dove fluttered over the Christ, because He was her head; and she sang over Him, and her voice was heard. 1: ‘The Dove fluttered over the Christ, because He was her head; and she sang over Him, and her voice was heard
Paul as a Believing Man - Like the Dove to its window, like the bird to its mountain, even after he has been caught up into the third heavens, Paul hastens back to the Cross of Christ
the Ethiopian Eunuch - And now, I doubt not, the Eternal Dove,A black-faced house will love
Ham - Or, to make another guess where we do not know, perhaps it was the anniversary of the laying of the keel of the ark; or of the shutting-to of the door of the ark; or of the day when the tops of the mountains were seen; or of the day when the Dove came into the window of the ark with an olive-leaf in her mouth plucked off
Begetting - Thus when the Baptist saw the sign, the Dove from heaven alighting upon Jesus, he tells us, ‘And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God’ (John 1:34)
Division of the Earth - And the Ionians appear to have been composed of the later colonists, the Palli, Pelasgi, or roving tribes from Asia, Phenicia, and Egypt, who, according to Herodotus, first corrupted the simplicity of the primitive religion of Greece, and who, by the Hindus, were called Yonigas, or worshippers of the yoni or Dove
Jesus Christ - God then showed, through the descent of the Spirit in the form of a Dove upon Jesus, that he had equipped him for this task (Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 10:38; see BAPTISM; HOLY SPIRIT)
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The five animals in Abraham's sacrifice of the covenant (Genesis 15:9) are the five alone named in the law for sacrifice: the ox, sheep, goat, Dove, and pigeon
Sabbath - It deserves consideration, too, on this subject, that Noah, in sending forth the Dove out of the ark, observed the septenary revolution of days, Genesis 8:10 ; Genesis 8:12 ; and at a subsequent period, in the days of the Patriarch Jacob, a week is spoken of as a well known period of time, Genesis 29:27 ; Judges 14:12 ; Judges 14:15 ; Judges 14:17
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - For if we who have given up the world have advanced so little in holiness what spiritual gifts can we expect to find in one surrounded by so great pomp and glory?" But when Basil began to preach it seemed to Ephrem as though the Holy Ghost in shape like a Dove sat upon his shoulder and suggested to him the words
Consciousness - It was a witness to His Sonship, ‘Thou art my beloved Son’; to His sinlessness, ‘in thee I am well pleased’; and to His Messiahship, ‘He saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a Dove descending upon him’ (see Isaiah 42:1)
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"Christ" implies His consecration and qualification for the work He undertook, namely, by His unction with the Holy Spirit, of which the Old Testament oil anointings were the type; in the womb (Luke 1:35), and especially at His baptism, when the Holy Spirit (as a Dove) abode on Him (Matthew 3:16; Matthew 1:21)
Proverbs - ‘Prudent as the serpents and simple as the Doves’ (Matthew 10:16). The serpent was a symbol of sharp-sightedness, and the Dove, like the sheep, of simplicity and gentleness
Jesus Christ - Divine confirmation came from heaven with the voice of God and the descent of the Holy Spirit in the form of a Dove (Matthew 3:16-17 )
John the Baptist - The author, however, makes the Baptist refer to the descent of the Spirit upon Jesus in the form of a Dove (John 1:32 ff
Personality - It was associated with that enhancing of His self-consciousness which was represented by the descent of the Spirit as that of a Dove, and the hearing of a voice, ‘Thou art my beloved Son’ (Mark 1:10)
Samaria, Samaritans - They were, indeed, accused by the Rabbis of worshipping a Dove on Gerizim (Cholin 6a), and also of worshipping the idols Jacob buried (Genesis 35:4) under the oak of Moreh (Ber
Holy Spirit (2) - According to Mark 1:10, as Jesus ascends from the water, He sees the heavens cleaving and the Spirit as a Dove descending upon Him
Basilides, Gnostic Sect Founder - 972) that the Basilidians interpreted the Dove to be "the Minister," i
Art - Peter’s ‘3 golden chalices with emeralds and jacinths, each having 45 gems and weighing 12 pounds’; and ‘a golden paten with a tower of purest gold, with a Dove adorned with emeralds and jacinths, and 215 pearls, weighing 30 pounds’; while to St
Worship - And Clemens of Alexandria says, in reference to the signet rings of the Christians, "Let our signet rings consist of a Dove," the emblem of the Holy Ghost, "or a fish, or a ship sailing toward heaven," the emblem of the Christian church, or of individual Christian souls, "or a lyre," the emblem of Christian joy, "or an anchor," the emblem of Christian hope; "and he who is a fisherman, let him remember the Apostle, and the children who were dragged out from the water; for those men ought not to engrave idolatrous forms, to whom the use of them is forbidden; those can engrave no sword and no bow, who seek for peace; the friends of temperance cannot engrave drinking cups