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Dictionaries :: Hen

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Hen:

common in later times among the Jews in Palestine (Mat 23:37; Luk 13:34). It is noticeable that this familiar bird is only mentioned in these passages in connection with our Lord's lamentation over the impenitence of Jerusalem.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Hen:

grace; quiet; rest

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3733 Greek: ornis

Hen:

"a bird," is used, in the NT, only of a "hen," Mat 23:27; Luk 13:34.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Hen:

(rest) (1.) Probably a son of Zephaniah, and apparently the same who is called JOSIAH in Zechariah 6:10. SEE [JOSIAH, 2.].

(2.) The [chicken] hen is nowhere noticed in the Bible except in Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:34. That a bird so common in Palestine should receive such slight notice is certainly peculiar.

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