Raven in the Bible

A black carnivorous bird

  • Proverbs 30:17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
  • Song of Solomon 5:11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.

Bible Encyclopedia for RAVEN.

Forbidden as food

  • Leviticus 11:15 Every raven after his kind;
  • Deuteronomy 14:14 And every raven after his kind,

Definition of raven

Preserved by Noah in the ark

  • Genesis 8:7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Raven.

Fed Elijah

  • 1 Kings 17:4-6 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. 5 So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. 6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

Cared for by divine providence

  • Luke 12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
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