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anaphah. An unclean bird (Leviticus 11:19; Deuteronomy 14:18). Rather "the great plover," thick kneed, Charadrius oedicnemus, widely spread in Europe, Asia, and N. Africa. It lives on slugs, worms, frogs, and toads (Speaker's Commentary). But Gesenius derives it from anaph "to snort angrily," which applies well to the heron, an irritable, voracious, bird, frequenting marshes. The addition "after her kind" implies that a genus is meant.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'heron' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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