- Unclean and unfit for food.
Leviticus 11:13 And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,
- Furnished with wings and feathers.
Job 39:13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?
- Lays her eggs in the sand.
Job 39:14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,
- DESCRIBED AS
- Void of wisdom.
Job 39:17 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
Job 39:15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.
- Cruel to her young.
Job 39:16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;
- Rapid in movement.
Job 39:18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.
- Of the unnatural cruelty of the Jews in their calamities.
Lamentations 4:3 Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.
- (Companionship with,) of extreme desolation.
Job 30:29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.(marg.)