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Partridge

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types

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1 Samuel 26:20 (a) David compares his weakness and helplessness, to the condition of the partridge or the quail which has no power against the hunter, nor the wolf.

Jeremiah 17:11 (a) This is a type of man's work wherein he partly succeeds and partly fails. The quail hatches her eggs in her nest, but the nest is so deep, and there are so many eggs in it that the lower ones in the bottom row may not receive the heat of her body and therefore do not hatch. It is so in Christian work. Some will be successful, and some will fail. There will always be some who believe and some who do not. No work done by man is completely successful. It also means, as given by Moffatt, "like a partridge hatching eggs it never laid, so is the man who makes money unfairly; it leaves him ere his life is over, and in the end he proves himself a fool."

Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Partridge'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​wdt/​p/partridge.html. 1957.
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