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an unclean and keen-sighted bird of prey (Lev. 11:14; Deut. 14:13)
The Hebrew word used, 'ayet, is rendered “vulture” in Job 28:7 in Authorized Version, “falcon” in Revised Version. It is probably the red kite (Milvus regalis), a bird of piercing sight and of soaring habits found all over Palestine.