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While animal identification in these ancient texts is often difficult to make with any certainty whatsoever I think it is possible to show significant evidence that: the Song reference is to a bird the bird is NOT a dove The reason I say that is this verse: ESV Gen 15:9 He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three ...


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I see it has been a while since this subject was discussed. I believe the argument can be made that by the use of the original word, it would be possible that it actually means, "turtle". We try to explain it away with using the word "turtle dove" which of course makes sense. The explanation has also been made that "turtle" would be synonymous with our ...



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