At Jesus' baptism, the dove was employed as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Those who were poor could substitute a dove for a lamb as a sacrificial offering. "And when the time arrived for their purification according to the law of Moses, they carried him up to Jerusalem to bring him to the Lord and to offer a sacrifice... a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons," it is written of Mary and Joseph, Jesus' parents, in Luke 2:22-24. The dove was a religious symbol for the nation of Israel.
The rooster is a symbol of alertness, as well as the emblem of Saint Peter, who refused Jesus three times. "Again Peter denied Him," John 18:27 states, "and at that point, a rooster began to crow."
The peacock symbolizes eternity and the soul's immortality. It is said that the peacock's body does not decay after death. The peacock is associated with emperors and monarchs in the Bible, and it represents wealth and success.
Represents avarice and a desire for fleeting goods. It is mentioned multiple times in the Bible. "Where Lord?" says Luke 17:37. They inquired. He responded, "Vultures will congregate where there is a dead body. 28:7 in Job "That concealed trail is unknown to all birds of prey, and no falcon's eye has ever seen it.
With its mighty wings, ferocious talons, sharp curving apex, and predatory tendencies, the eagle was frequently utilized in the Old Testament to encourage and stimulate Israel's hosts. Exodus 19:5 "You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles wings and brought you to me," he proved with them in the trackless wilderness, when they so often failed to trust God's care and judgment and to obey his laws.
It is a symbol of duality. As the first animal freed from the ark, it was anticipated to be like a dove. The raven is frequently mentioned in the Bible, and many people consider it to be a symbol of Satan. However, ravens were capable of doing immense good, such as feeding Moses while he was trapped in the desert.
Which other birds do you know was not listed above was used in the Bible?
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