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RAVEN; RAVIN

rav'-n, rav'-in: "Raven" (verb) is from "rapine," "violent plundering, used for Taraph, in Gen 49:27; Ps 22:13; Ezek 22:25,27, while "ravin" (noun) is the object ravened, in Nah 2:12 the torn carcasses (Terephah). So "ravenous bird" (Isa 46:11; Ezek 39:4) is a bird of prey (not a "hungry bird"), `ayiT, literally, "a screecher." "Ravenous beast" in Isa 35:9 is for parits, "violent one." In the New Testament harpax, "rapacious," is translated "ravening" in Mt 7:15, while for the cognate harpage (Lk 11:39), the King James Version gives "ravening," the Revised Version (British and American) "extortion."
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'RAVEN; RAVIN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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