- First Reference: Genesis 15:9
- Last Reference: Leviticus 12:6
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
Pigeons are mentioned as among the offerings which, by divine appointment, Abram presented unto the Lord (Genesis 15:9). They were afterwards enumerated among the sin-offerings (Leviticus 1:14; 12:6), and the law provided that those who could not offer a lamb might offer two young pigeons (5:7; comp. Luke 2:24). (See DOVE.)
Used as sacrifice
Genesis 15:9; Leviticus 1:14; Leviticus 5:7; Leviticus 12:8; Leviticus 14:22; Luke 2:24
PIG'EON, noun A fowl of the genus Columba, of several species, as the stock dove, the ring dove, the turtle dove, and the migratory or wild pigeon of America. The domestic pigeon breeds in a box, often attached to a building, called a dovecot or pigeon-house. The wild pigeon builds a nest on a tree in the forest.
PIG'EON-FOOT, noun A plant.
PIG'EON-HE'ARTED, adjective Timid; easily frightened.
PIG'EON-HOLE, noun A little apartment or division in a case for papers.
PIG'EON-HOLES, noun An old English game in which balls were rolled through little cavities or arches.
PIG'EON-LIVERED, adjective Mild in temper; soft; gentle.
PIG'EON-PEA, noun A plant of the genus Cytisus.