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Owl. A number of species of the owl are mentioned in the Bible, Lev. 11:17; Deut. 14:16; Isa. 14:23; 34:15; Zeph. 2:14; and in several other places the same Hebrew word is used where it is translated ostrich. Job 30:29; Jer. 50:39. Some of these species were common in Palestine, and, as is well known, were often found inhabiting ruins. Isa. 34:11, 13-15.