→ Arabic: الأوز.
Several distinct Hebrew and Greek words are thus rendered in the English Bible. of these the most common is 'oph, which is usually a collective term for all kinds of birds. In (1 Kings 4:23) among the daily provisions for Solomon's table "fatted fowl" are included. In the New Testament the word translated "fowls" is most frequently that which comprehends all kinds of birds (including ravens, (Luke 12:24) [Sparrow]
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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